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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-0448

Race condition in the rmtree function in in Perl before 5.8.4 allows local users to create arbitrary setuid binaries in the tree being deleted, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0452.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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 2005-03-14 2005-03-09
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
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
HP-UX 11 Perl rmtree Race Condition oval:org.mitre.oval:def:728 unix
Race condition in the rmtree function in in Perl before 5.8.4 allows local users to create arbitrary setui... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10475 unix
RHSA-2005:674: perl security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050674 unix
RHSA-2005:674: perl security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005674 unix
RHSA-2005:881: perl security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005881 unix
RHSA-2005:881: perl security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050881 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-2005-0448

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.8.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.8.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Larry Wall Perl 4

- References For CVE-2005-0448
FEDORA FLSA-2006:152845
REDHAT RHSA-2005:674
SGI 20060101-01-U
BID 12767 Perl 'rmdir()' Local Race Condition Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2013-09-26
REDHAT RHSA-2005:881
GENTOO GLSA-200501-38
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:728
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10475

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-0448

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