Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474217
CVE-2008-5303 symlink perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2004-0452) reintroduced after upstream rebase to 5.8.8-1
Last modified: 2010-06-08 02:22:12 EDT
Race condition in the rmtree function in File::Path 1.08
(lib/File/Path.pm) in Perl 5.8.8 allows local users to allows local
users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different
vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448, CVE-2004-0452, and CVE-2008-2827.
NOTE: this is a regression error related to CVE-2005-0448. It is
different from CVE-2008-5302 due to affected versions.
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20081128 Re: [oss-security] CVE Request - cups, dovecot-managesieve, perl, wireshark
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:
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