CVE-2008-4996

Published: 07 November 2008

** DISPUTED ** init in initramfs-tools 0.92f allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/initramfs.debug temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that "init is [used in] a single-user context; there's no possibility that this is exploitable."

Priority

Negligible

Status

Package Release Status
initramfs-tools
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
per upstream, occurs in init, which is a single-user context
mdeslaur
not exploitable, let's ignore

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