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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0452

Race condition in the rmtree function in the File::Path module in Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.4 sets read/write permissions for the world, which allows local users to delete arbitrary files and directories, and possibly read files and directories, via a symlink attack.
Publish Date : 2004-12-21 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2004-06-06 2004-12-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2004-0452 unix
DSA-1678 perl -- design flaws oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7799 unix
DSA-1678-1 perl - privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18549 unix
Race condition in the rmtree function in the File::Path module in Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.4 sets read/write permissions for t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9938 unix
RHSA-2005:103: perl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050103 unix
RHSA-2005:103: perl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005103 unix
RHSA-2005:105: perl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005105 unix
RHSA-2005:105: perl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050105 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0452

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.8.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Larry Wall Perl 2

- References For CVE-2004-0452
BUGTRAQ 20050111 [OpenPKG-SA-2005.001] OpenPKG Security Advisory (perl)
REDHAT RHSA-2005:105
FEDORA FLSA-2006:152845
BID 12072 Perl RMTree Local Race Condition Vulnerability Release Date:2013-09-26
REDHAT RHSA-2005:103
SGI 20060101-01-U
GENTOO GLSA-200501-38
XF perl-filepathrmtree-insecure-permissions(18650)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9938

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0452

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