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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
Perl File::Path Race Condition in rmtree() and remove_tree() Lets Local Users Modify File Modes
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038610
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038610
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6512   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 5 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): File::Path prior to 2.13
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A local user can modify the file mode on arbitrary files on the target system.

A local user can exploit a race condition in the File::Path rmtree() and remove_tree() functions to set arbitrary mode values on arbitrary files.

The vendor was notified on February 28 2017.

The cPanel Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can modify the file mode on arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (File::Path extension 2.13).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/JKEENAN/File-Path-2.13/Changes

Vendor URL:  cpansearch.perl.org/src/JKEENAN/File-Path-2.13/Changes (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 9 2017 (OpenBSD Issues Fix) Perl File::Path Race Condition in rmtree() and remove_tree() Lets Local Users Modify File Modes
OpenBSD has issued a fix for OpenBSD 6.0 and 6.1.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Perl


http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/JKEENAN/File-Path-2.13/Changes

> 2.13 2017-05-31
>     - Document security vulnerability reported as CVE-2017-6512.

https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=121951


 
 


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