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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.

Find out more about CVE-2004-0452 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (perl) RHSA-2005:105 2005-02-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl) RHSA-2005:103 2005-02-15