CVE-2012-3440

medium

Description

A certain Red Hat script for sudo 1.7.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /var/tmp/nsswitch.conf.bak temporary file.

References

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54868

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844442

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-08-08

Updated: 2016-11-28

Type: CWE-59

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 9.2

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM