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Bug 157663 - CVE-2004-1808 metamail symlink attack
Summary: CVE-2004-1808 metamail symlink attack
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: metamail
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20040512,source=deb...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-13 15:29 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2009-06-01 08:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-01 08:58:49 UTC
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-13 15:29:11 UTC
Extcompose in metamail does not verify the output file before writing to it,
which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2009-06-01 08:58:49 UTC
Low severity, won't fix, EOL

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