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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2827

The rmtree function in lib/File/Path.pm in Perl 5.10 does not properly check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448 and CVE-2004-0452.
Publish Date : 2008-06-23 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of perl as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5, Red Hat Application Stack 1, or Solaris versions of Red Hat Directory Server 7.1 and 8, Certificate System 7.x.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2827 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082827 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2827

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Perl Perl 5.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Perl Perl 1

- References For CVE-2008-2827

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-June/msg01025.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-5739
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43308
XF perl-filepath-rmtree-symlink(43308)
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020373
SECTRACK 1020373
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:165
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:165
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29902
BID 29902 Perl 'rmtree()' Function Local Insecure Permissions Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-17
http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=36982
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=487319 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2827

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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