Bug 175467 - [patch] Bug in perl-5.8.6-CAN-2004-0976.patch; revised patch
[patch] Bug in perl-5.8.6-CAN-2004-0976.patch; revised patch
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-12-11 02:19 EST by David Eisenstein
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: perl-5.8.6-22
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Last Closed: 2005-12-15 03:58:18 EST
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Revised patch (7.65 KB, patch)
2005-12-11 02:19 EST, David Eisenstein
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Description David Eisenstein 2005-12-11 02:19:44 EST
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Description of problem:

There is a bug in the CAN-2004-0976 patch applied to the two most recent
releases of FC4's perl-5.8.6, file 'perl-5.8.6-CAN-2004-0976.patch' in
the .src.rpm.

As you already know, this patch, appearing to be based on the OWL/solartemp
patch, exists to fix insecure temporary file vulnerabilities, especially in
code or documentation that opens (or talks about opening) files insecurely
in the /tmp directory.  In the parts of the patch that changes perl pod docs,
solardesigner changes "/tmp" to "/var/run" all over the place.

The portion of the patch that concerns me is for the perl debugger,
perl-5.8.6/lib/perl5db.pl.  This patch changes the file "/tmp/perldbtty$$" to
"/var/run/perldbtty$$".  This is the file used to tell Term::Rendezvous
what terminal to use when the debugger is running in NonStop mode and needs
a break.

Problem is, regular users have no way to create or change a file in directory
/var/run; only root can do this.

I have attached an updated 'perl-5.8.6-CAN-2004-0976.patch' file that fixes
this problem, patching perl5db.pl much like Debian has in their patch called
"09_fix_insecure_tempfiles" gleaned from their

The attached patch also has the benefit of changing the modified lines to
pretty well match the upstream perl-5.8.7 for the same lines.

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SHA1SUM of attachment:
72ea05dd629a65ce6dacdd92f6096bf7d9b31ea4  perl-5.8.6-CAN-2004-0976.new.patch

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Comment 1 David Eisenstein 2005-12-11 02:19:45 EST
Created attachment 122106 [details]
Revised patch
Comment 2 David Eisenstein 2005-12-15 03:58:18 EST
This has been fixed in perl-5.8.6-22.

See Fedora Update Notification FEDORA-2005-1144:

Thank you, Jason!

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