Bug 1457832 (CVE-2017-6512)

Summary: CVE-2017-6512 perl-File-Path: rmtree/remove_tree race condition
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: carnil, hhorak, jorton, perl-devel, perl-maint-list, ppisar, sardella
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: perl-File-Path 2.13 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2017-06-30 12:28:30 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1457834    
Bug Blocks: 1457837    

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-06-01 11:58:26 UTC
A vulnerability was found in perl File-Path. In the rmtree() and remove_tree() functions, the chmod()logic to make directories traversable can be abused to set the mode on an attacker-chosen file to an attacker-chosen value.  This is due to the time-of-check-to-time-of-use (TOCTTOU) race condition between the stat() that decides the inode is a directory and the chmod() that tries to make it user-rwx.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-06-01 11:59:31 UTC
Created perl-File-Path tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1457834]

Comment 2 Stefan Cornelius 2017-06-30 12:28:42 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.