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CVE-2009-4029

Impact: Low
Public: 2009-12-08
Bugzilla: 542609: CVE-2009-4029 Automake: Race condition by creation of "distdir" based directory hierarchy

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) dist or (2) distcheck rules in GNU Automake 1.11.1, 1.10.3, and release branches branch-1-4 through branch-1-9, when producing a distribution tarball for a package that uses Automake, assign insecure permissions (777) to directories in the build tree, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to modify the contents of package files, introduce Trojan horse programs, or conduct other attacks before the build is complete.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4029 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following
bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-4029

This issue was addressed in the automake, automake14, automake15, automake16 and automake17 packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0321.html

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, theres no plan to address this flaw in automake packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2010:0321 March 29, 2010

External References

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