The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Race condition in the rmtree function in the File::Path module in Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.4 sets read/write permissions for the world, which allows local users to delete arbitrary files and directories, and possibly read files and directories, via a symlink attack.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (perl)||RHSA-2005:105||February 07, 2005|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl)||RHSA-2005:103||February 15, 2005|
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