Upstream information

CVE-2015-4155 at MITRE


GNU Parallel before 20150422, when using (1) --pipe, (2) --tmux, (3) --cat, (4) --fifo, or (5) --compress, allows local users to write to 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 low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 928664 [RESOLVED], 932143 [RESOLVED]

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