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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0055

The ispell_op function in ee on FreeBSD 4.10 to 6.0 uses predictable filenames and does not confirm which file is being written, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack when ee invokes ispell.
Publish Date : 2006-01-11 Last Update Date : 2017-07-20
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-0055

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Release P8 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Release P3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Alpha * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Release P14 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Release P5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Alpha * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2.1 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2.1 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Pre-release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.0 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Freebsd Freebsd 6.0 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freebsd Freebsd 28

- References For CVE-2006-0055
OSVDB 22320
BID 16207 FreeBSD EE Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2006-01-11
SECTRACK 1015469
XF ee-ispell-op-symlink(24074)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0055

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