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CVE-2008-2827

Impact: Low
Public: 2008-06-20
Bugzilla: 452635: CVE-2008-2827 perl: insecure use of chmod in rmtree

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The rmtree function in lib/File/Path.pm in Perl 5.10 does not properly check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448 and CVE-2004-0452.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2827 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of perl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5, Red Hat Application Stack 1, or Solaris versions of Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 and 8, Certificate System 7.x.

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