Bug 474217 (CVE-2008-5303) - CVE-2008-5303 symlink perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2004-0452) reintroduced after upstream rebase to 5.8.8-1
Summary: CVE-2008-5303 symlink perl: File::Path rmtree race condition (CVE-2004-0452) ...
Alias: CVE-2008-5303
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 591167 591168
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Reported: 2008-12-02 20:20 UTC by Josh Bressers
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 06:22:12 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0458 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: perl security update 2010-06-07 16:21:29 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2008-12-02 20:20:08 UTC
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
Reference: URL:http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/28/2
Reference: CONFIRM:http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286922#36
Reference: CONFIRM:http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286905
Reference: MISC:http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/perl/porters/233695#233695

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2009-03-25 17:38:26 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:

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2010-06-07 16:21:45 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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