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CVE-2012-5660

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-01-30
CWE: CWE-426
Bugzilla: 887866: CVE-2012-5660 abrt: Race condition in abrt-action-install-debuginfo

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

abrt-action-install-debuginfo in Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.9 and earlier allows local users to set world-writable permissions for arbitrary files and possibly gain privileges via a symlink attack on "the directories used to store information about crashes."

Find out more about CVE-2012-5660 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 RHSA-2013:0215 January 31, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting this issue.

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