Upstream information

CVE-2008-5256 at MITRE


The AcquireDaemonLock function in ipcdUnix.cpp in Sun Innotek VirtualBox before 2.0.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/.vbox-$USER-ipc/lock temporary file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 448240 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 06:38:04 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:43 2022