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CVE-2008-2827 Detail

Current 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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 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