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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 03:22:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: oss-security <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request - glib symlink copying permission

Name: CVE-2009-3289
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20090908 CVE Request - glib symlink copying permission exposure
Reference: URL:
Reference: MISC:
Reference: CONFIRM:

The g_file_copy function in glib 2.0 sets the permissions of a target
file to the permissions of a symbolic link (777), which allows
user-assisted local users to modify files of other users, as
demonstrated by using Nautilus to modify the permissions of the user
home directory.

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