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CVE-2008-2827 Detail

Description

The rmtree function in lib/File/Path.pm in Perl 5.10 does not properly check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448 and CVE-2004-0452.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/23/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/24/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of perl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5, Red Hat Application Stack 1, or Solaris versions of Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 and 8, Certificate System 7.x.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=487319 Exploit
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=36982 Exploit
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:165
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29902
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020373
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43308
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg01025.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2827
NVD Published Date:
06/23/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017