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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0452

Original release date: 12/21/2004
Last revised: 10/23/2013


Race condition in the rmtree function in the File::Path module in Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.4 sets read/write permissions for the world, which allows local users to delete arbitrary files and directories, and possibly read files and directories, via a symlink attack.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 LOW
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA-2006:152845
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:105
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:103
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200501-38
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: perl-filepathrmtree-insecure-permissions(18650)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9938
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050111 [OpenPKG-SA-2005.001] OpenPKG Security Advisory (perl)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-620
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 12072
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-44-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: SGI
Name: 20060101-01-U

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9938
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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