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CVE-2008-4971

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Date: November 6, 2008

mafft-homologs in mafft 6.240 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/_vf#?????, (2) /tmp/_if#?????, (3) /tmp/_pf#?????, (4) /tmp/_af#?????, (5) /tmp/_rid#?????, (6) /tmp/_res#?????, (7) /tmp/_q#?????, and (8) /tmp/_bf#????? temporary files.

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Link Following

CWE-59

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privilegs Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): COMPLETE
Integrity (I): COMPLETE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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