Bug 468056 (CVE-2008-4640) - CVE-2008-4640 jhead: arbitrary file deletion
Summary: CVE-2008-4640 jhead: arbitrary file deletion
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-4640
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-10-22 15:39 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-06 13:11:29 UTC


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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-10-22 15:39:39 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-4640 to the following vulnerability:

The DoCommand function in jhead.c in Matthias Wandel jhead 2.84 and
earlier allows local users to delete arbitrary files via vectors
involving a modified input filename in which (1) a final "z" character
is replaced by a "t" character or (2) a final "t" character is
replaced by a "z" character.

References:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jhead/+bug/271020
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/3

Comment 1 Adrian Reber 2009-02-16 14:23:57 UTC
debian has released jhead 2.86 which seems to fix this error.

http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/j/jhead/jhead_2.86-1/changelog.html

I will update jhead to 2.86 on all branches.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-03-05 16:31:38 UTC
jhead-2.86-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-03-05 16:32:34 UTC
jhead-2.86-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Red Hat Product Security 2009-03-06 13:11:29 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Fedora:
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-1824
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-1776


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