Sympa <= 5.4.3 Local File Overwrite

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4626


The remote host is vulnerable to a local flaw in an application that handles local files.


The remote host is running Sympa, an open-source mailing list software application.

This version of Sympa is vulnerable to a flaw due to the way that creates files when the '--make_alias_file' option is used. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need local access. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker overwriting local files which the Sympa application had permissions on.


Upgrade to a version higher than 5.4.3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4626

Family: CGI

Published: 2008/08/18

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sympa:sympa

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4476

BID: 30727