CVE-2009-4029 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake-patches/2009-11/msg00017.html Exploit 
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00010.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00011.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00012.html Patch 
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2009-12/msg00013.html
http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6077
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021784.1-1
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0071
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:203
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/514526/100/0/threaded
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3579
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11717

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4029
NVD Published Date:
12/19/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018
Source:
MITRE