|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".
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.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (automake)||RHSA-2014:1243||September 16, 2014|
|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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