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CVE-2012-3386

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2012-07-09
CWE:
CWE-732
Bugzilla:
838286: CVE-2012-3386 automake: locally exploitable "make distcheck" bug
It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running "make distcheck".

Find out more about CVE-2012-3386 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of automake15, automake16 and automake17 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue affects the version of automake15 and automake16 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. A future update may address this flaw in various affected versions of automake.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 6 (automake) RHSA-2013:0526 2013-02-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (automake) RHSA-2014:1243 2014-09-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 automake15 Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 automake16 Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 automake15 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 automake16 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 automake17 Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter.

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