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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5303

Original release date: 12/01/2008
Last revised: 07/18/2011


Race condition in the rmtree function in File::Path 1.08 (lib/File/Path.pm) in Perl 5.8.8 allows local users to allows local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448, CVE-2004-0452, and CVE-2008-2827. NOTE: this is a regression error related to CVE-2005-0448. It is different from CVE-2008-5302 due to affected versions.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/07/2010)
This issue has been addressed in perl packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0457.html and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0458.html.

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/perl/porters/233695#233695
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286905
External Source: XF
Name: filepath-rmtree-symlink(47044)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:116
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6680
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0011
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0458
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-700-2
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286922#36
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-700-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081128 Re: [oss-security] CVE Request - cups, dovecot-managesieve, perl, wireshark
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9699
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1678
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6680
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9699
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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* cpe:/a:perl:file%3a%3apath:1.08

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