*** This bug has been split off bug 140542 ***
------- Original comment by Mark J. Cox (Security Response Team) on 2004.11.23
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.
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
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