Upstream information

CVE-2014-1624 at MITRE

Description

Race condition in the xdg.BaseDirectory.get_runtime_dir function in python-xdg 0.25 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by pre-creating /tmp/pyxdg-runtime-dir-fallback-victim to point to a victim-owned location, then replacing it with a symlink to an attacker-controlled location once the get_runtime_dir function is called.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 3.3 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact Partial None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 859835 [NEW]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 python-xdg Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA python-xdg Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP3 python-xdg Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA python-xdg Not affected