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: -------------- 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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