Public Date:
705100: CVE-2011-1920 mk-files: insecure temporary file usage

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The make include files in NetBSD before 1.6.2, as used in pmake 1.111 and other products, allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/_depend##### temporary file, related to (1) and (2)

Find out more about CVE-2011-1920 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. We do not currently plan to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. If more information becomes available at a future date, we may revisit the issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 pmake Will not fix