CVE-2008-4996

2008-11-07T19:36:00
ID CVE-2008-4996
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2008-11-10T05:00:00

Description

DISPUTED init in initramfs-tools 0.92f allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/initramfs.debug temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that "init is [used in] a single-user context; there's no possibility that this is exploitable."