Bug 473450 - (CVE-2008-5302) CVE-2008-5302 perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2005-0448) reintroduced after upstream rebase to 5.8.8-1
CVE-2008-5302 perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2005-0448) reintrod...
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Depends On: 591167 591168
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Reported: 2008-11-28 10:55 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2010-06-08 02:22 EDT (History)
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Ours perl-5.8.0-CAN-2005-0448-rmtree.patch applied against perl_5.8.0-90.4 (6.80 KB, patch)
2008-11-28 10:55 EST, Jan Lieskovsky
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-28 10:55:06 EST
Created attachment 325021 [details]
Ours perl-5.8.0-CAN-2005-0448-rmtree.patch applied against perl_5.8.0-90.4

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures originally assigned an identifier CVE-2005-0448 to the following vulnerability:

Race condition in the rmtree function in File::Path.pm in Perl before 5.8.4 allows local users to create arbitrary setuid binaries in the tree being
deleted, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0452.


It was discovered that after upstream perl rebase to 5.8.8-1, this issue
was reintroduced (seems upstream didn't apply fix for CVE-2005-0448).

This issue already fixed again in perl-5.10.


Link to original CVE-2005-0448 patch:

Patch we applied in RHSA-2005:881(el3) and in RHSA-2005:674(el4):
see attachment

Note: This is different vulnerability then CVE-2004-0452, CVE-2005-0448
and yet different to CVE-2008-2827.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2009-03-25 13:37:07 EDT
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:
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2010-06-07 12:21:41 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0458 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0458.html

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