Bug 146774 - CAN-2004-0452 File::Path::rmtree() issue
Summary: CAN-2004-0452 File::Path::rmtree() issue
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: perl
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Chip Turner
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-01 15:55 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-02-15 09:18:19 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:103 high SHIPPED_LIVE Important: perl security update 2005-02-15 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2005-02-01 15:55:38 UTC
*** This bug has been split off bug 140542 ***

------- Original comment by Mark J. Cox (Security Response Team) on 2004.11.23
10:54 -------

Debian reported to vendor-sec earlier in the year a possible issue in
File::Path::rmtree.  "It seems that in the process of recursing the
tree, File::Path::rmtree uses chmod to set various things to be world
writable.  This would seem to open the usual race conditions in 
situations where they would not otherwise exist, due to the directories
involved having sane permissions."

Possibly not public; checking with Debian.

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2005-02-15 09:18:19 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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