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CVE-2008-5303 Detail

Current Description

Race condition in the rmtree function in File::Path 1.08 (lib/File/Path.pm) in Perl 5.8.8 allows local users to 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/14/2016
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286905 Exploit
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286922#36
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10705
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10735
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0011
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1678
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/perl/porters/233695#233695
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:116
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/28/2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0458.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/500210/100/0/threaded
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-700-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-700-2
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47044
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6680
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9699

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6680
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6680
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9699
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9699

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5303
NVD Published Date:
12/01/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018