Upstream information

CVE-2001-1593 at MITRE

Description

The tempname_ensure function in lib/routines.h in a2ps 4.14 and earlier, as used by the spy_user function and possibly other functions, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 861780 [VERIFIED / FIXED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SLED-10-SP3 a2ps Unsupported
SLES-10-SP3 a2ps Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 for VMware a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 a2ps Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 a2ps Affected