Public Date:
887866: CVE-2012-5660 abrt: Race condition in abrt-action-install-debuginfo

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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
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 2013-01-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 abrt 2.0.8-6.el6_3.2 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 libreport 2.0.9-5.el6_3.2 Fixed


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