Bug 705090 - pmake: Use of insecure temporary file for 'depend' target
Summary: pmake: Use of insecure temporary file for 'depend' target
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 705100
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2011-05-16 15:31 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-05-16 16:00:51 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-05-16 15:31:58 UTC
It was found that pmake (BSD 4.4 version of make) used insecure temporary
file for 'depend' target when building libraries (/usr/share/mk/bsd.lib.mk)
and executables (/usr/share/mk/bsd.prog.mk). A local attacker could use
this flaw to conduct symlink attacks possibly leading to their ability
to replace content of arbitrary files, belonging to user running the pmake
tool or ability to modify the integrity of .depend file in the home directory
of the victim.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=626673

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-05-16 15:35:36 UTC
This issue affects the version of the pmake package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2011-05-16 16:00:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 705100 ***

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