Bug 82336 - Race condition in fileutils package
Race condition in fileutils package
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-21 08:58 EST by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 13:40:14 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-01-21 08:58:50 EST
A race condition in recursive use of 'rm' and 'mv' in fileutils 4.1 and
earlier could allow local users to delete files and directories as the user
running fileutils if the user has write access to part of the tree being
moved or deleted.

Red Hat Linux Advanced Server shipped with versions of fileutils that are
vulnerable to this issue.


Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-20 13:40:14 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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