Bug 669851 (CVE-2010-4337) - CVE-2010-4337 gnash: symlink attack via configure script
Summary: CVE-2010-4337 gnash: symlink attack via configure script
Alias: CVE-2010-4337
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 669852
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Reported: 2011-01-15 03:05 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:57:37 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Debian BTS 605419 0 None None None Never

Description Vincent Danen 2011-01-15 03:05:36 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2010-4337 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2010-4337
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4337
Assigned: 20101130
Reference: MISC: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=605419
Reference: BID:45102
Reference: URL: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45102
Reference: OSVDB:69533
Reference: URL: http://www.osvdb.org/69533
Reference: SECUNIA:42416
Reference: URL: http://secunia.com/advisories/42416

The configure script in gnash 0.8.8 allows local users to overwrite
arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1)
/tmp/gnash-configure-errors.$$, (2) /tmp/gnash-configure-warnings.$$,
or (3) /tmp/gnash-configure-recommended.$$ files.

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2011-01-15 03:06:44 UTC
Created gnash tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 669852]

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2011-01-15 10:13:51 UTC
This doesn't affect our binary packages at all, does it? Only the SRPMs are affected, when people rebuild them in a live system or an insecure chroot.

Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2011-01-15 16:28:05 UTC
That's exactly right.  So I wouldn't go out of the way to fix this, but would fix the next time gnash is built.  Thanks.

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:57:37 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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