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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
Perl File::Path::rmtree() Permission Modification May Disclose Information to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012659
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0452   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 23 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information

Description:   A race condition vulnerability was reported in Perl in the 'File::Path::rmtree()' function. A remote user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information.

Ubuntu reported that the rmtree() function changes the permissions of files and directories before removing the files and directories, making them world readable and writable. As a result, a local user may be able to exploit this race condition (after the permissions have been changed on the files but before they have been removed) to obtain potentially sensitive information or possibly modify sensitive files.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information or modify files.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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