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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3386

Original release date: 08/07/2012
Last revised: 04/04/2013


The "make distcheck" rule in GNU Automake before 1.11.6 and 1.12.x before 1.12.2 grants world-writable permissions to the extraction directory, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.12.2 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2012:103
External Source: MLIST
Name: [automake] 20120709 CVE-2012-3386 Automake security fix for 'make distcheck'
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.11.6 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0526
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-14297
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/automake.git/commit/?id=784b3e6ccc7c72a1c95c340cbbe8897d6b689d76
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1519
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-14349
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-14770

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
  • Race Conditions (CWE-362)