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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3386

The "make distcheck" rule in GNU Automake before 1.11.6 and 1.12.x before 1.12.2 grants world-writable permissions to the extraction directory, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
Publish Date : 2012-08-07 Last Update Date : 2013-04-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-0526 -- automake security update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27575 unix
ELSA-2013:0526: automake security update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24025 unix
ELSA-2014-1243 -- automake security update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26750 unix
RHSA-2013:0526: automake security update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21044 unix
RHSA-2013:0526: automake security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20130526 unix
RHSA-2014:1243: automake security update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26641 unix
RHSA-2014:1243: automake security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141243 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1329-1 -- Security update for automake oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25255 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-2012-3386

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Automake 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Automake 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Automake 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Automake 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Automake 1.4 P3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Automake 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Automake 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Automake 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Automake 1.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Automake 1.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Automake 1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Automake 1.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Automake 1.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Automake 1.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Automake 1.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Automake 1.7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Automake 1.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Automake 1.7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Automake 1.7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Automake 1.7.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Automake 1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Automake 1.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application GNU Automake 1.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application GNU Automake 1.8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application GNU Automake 1.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application GNU Automake 1.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application GNU Automake 1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application GNU Automake 1.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application GNU Automake 1.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application GNU Automake 1.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application GNU Automake 1.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application GNU Automake 1.9.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application GNU Automake 1.9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application GNU Automake 1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application GNU Automake Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application GNU Automake 1.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application GNU Automake 1.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application GNU Automake 1.10.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application GNU Automake 1.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application GNU Automake 1.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application GNU Automake 1.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application GNU Automake 1.11.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application GNU Automake 1.11.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application GNU Automake 1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application GNU Automake 1.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Automake 50

- References For CVE-2012-3386
MLIST [automake] 20120709 CVE-2012-3386 Automake security fix for 'make distcheck'
MLIST [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.12.2 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
MLIST [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.11.6 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-14349
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1519
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-14297
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0526
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-14770

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3386

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