Upstream information

CVE-2008-5394 at MITRE


/bin/login in shadow in Debian GNU/Linux, and probably other Linux distributions, allows local users in the utmp group to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file referenced in a line (aka ut_line) field in a utmp entry.

SUSE information

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

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 468742 [RESOLVED / WORKSFORME]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 login Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 login Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3-LTSS login Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 login Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS login Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4-LTSS login Analysis

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Jul 9 18:34:06 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 13 18:17:38 2023