Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.
Multiple scripts in the perl package in Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 through 2.1 and other operating systems allows local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.