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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:12:45 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Tim Retout <tim@...out.co.uk>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: CPAN perl module Data::UUID symlink
 attacks

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On 07/30/2013 03:36 PM, Tim Retout wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> The Perl module Data::UUID from CPAN is vulnerable to symlink
> attacks. This is a widely used Perl module for generating UUIDs.
> 
> Details are in the bug report on github: 
> https://github.com/rjbs/Data-UUID/issues/5
> 
> I believe all released versions are affected - I have confirmed
> the issue against 1.219.
> 
> Regarding affected distributions, note that Debian and Fedora do
> not ship Data::UUID from CPAN - they use OSSP's uuid.  However, at
> least Arch and Gentoo seem to ship the CPAN version.
> 
> I've not previously requested a CVE id for this, it's an open
> source request, and it's not embargoed.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 

Please use CVE-2013-4184 for this issue. Not all Linux's have that sysctl.


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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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