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Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 18:16:05 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>,
        Jim Meyering <meyering@...hat.com>
Subject: CVE Request -- coreutils -- unsafe temporary directory location use

Hi Steve, vendors,

   Jim Meyering reported a flaw in coreutils in the way, its
"distcheck" Makefile rule used to set up a temporary directory
location to be used later for performing its own tasks.
This might allow local attacker to conduct symlink attacks or
potentially execute arbitrary code under certain circumstances.

Upstream patch:
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http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/commit/?id=ae034822c535fa5

Affected versions:
------------------
coreutils-5.2.1 through to coreutils-8.1

References:
-----------
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=545439
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/commit/?id=ae034822c535fa5
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.coreutils.bugs/19199

Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this issue?

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
--
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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