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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:59:15 +0000
From: Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson <>
Subject: CVE Request: PEAR Installer 1.9.1 <= - Symlink Attack

The lack of symlink checks in the PEAR installer 1.9.1 <= while doing
installation and upgrades, which initiate various system write
operations, can cause privileged users unknowingly to overwrite
critical system files.

Further information can be found in this temporary advisory and the

Fixes can be found at

- Helgi

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