|Bugzilla:||542609: CVE-2009-4029 Automake: Race condition by creation of "distdir" based directory hierarchy|
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.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following
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.
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|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5||RHSA-2010:0321||March 29, 2010|
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