|Bugzilla:||838286: CVE-2012-3386 automake: locally exploitable "make distcheck" bug|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The "make distcheck" rule in GNU Automake before 1.11.6 and 1.12.x before 1.12.2 grants world-writable permissions to the extraction directory, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
This issue affects the version of automake, automake15, automake16 and automake17 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue affects the version of automake, automake15 and automake16 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2013:0526 in automake package. A future update may address this flaw in various affected versions of automake.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (automake)||RHSA-2013:0526||February 20, 2013|
Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter.
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