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CVE-2009-4029 Detail

Description

The (1) dist or (2) distcheck rules in GNU Automake 1.11.1, 1.10.3, and release branches branch-1-4 through branch-1-9, when producing a distribution tarball for a package that uses Automake, assign insecure permissions (777) to directories in the build tree, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to modify the contents of package files, introduce Trojan horse programs, or conduct other attacks before the build is complete.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/19/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4029
Original release date:
12/19/2009
Last revised:
09/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/31/2010)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-4029 This issue was addressed in the automake, automake14, automake15, automake16 and automake17 packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0321.html The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, theres no plan to address this flaw in automake packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00010.html External Source MLIST [automake] 20091208 GNU Automake 1.11.1 released
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00011.html External Source MLIST [automake] 20091208 GNU Automake 1.10.3 released
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00012.html Patch External Source MLIST [automake] 20091208 CVE-2009-4029 Automake security fix for 'make dist*'
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00013.html External Source MLIST [automake] 20091208 Re: CVE-2009-4029 Automake security fix for 'make dist*'
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake-patches/2009-11/msg00017.html Exploit External Source MLIST [automake-patches] 20091128 [PATCH] do not put world-writable directories in distribution tarballs
http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6077 External Source CONFIRM http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6077
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021784.1-1 External Source SUNALERT 1021784
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0071 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0071
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:203 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:203
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/514526/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20101027 rPSA-2010-0071-1 automake
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3579 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3579
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11717 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11717

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11717
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11717

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