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
Summary: CVE-2008-5302 perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2005-0448) reintrod...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-5302
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 591167 591168
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-11-28 15:55 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:27 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-08 06:22:03 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
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 15:55 UTC, Jan Lieskovsky
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0458 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: perl security update 2010-06-07 16:21:29 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-11-28 15:55:06 UTC
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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0448

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.

References:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286922
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286905

Link to original CVE-2005-0448 patch:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=85;filename=etch_03_fix_file_path;att=1;bug=286905

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 17:37:07 UTC
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:
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2010-06-07 16:21:41 UTC
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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