CVE-2008-5303

NameCVE-2008-5303
DescriptionRace condition in the rmtree function in File::Path 1.08 (lib/File/Path.pm) in Perl 5.8.8 allows local users to to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448, CVE-2004-0452, and CVE-2008-2827. NOTE: this is a regression error related to CVE-2005-0448. It is different from CVE-2008-5302 due to affected versions.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1678-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
perl (PTS)wheezy5.14.2-21+deb7u3fixed
wheezy (security)5.14.2-21+deb7u5fixed
jessie5.20.2-3+deb8u8fixed
jessie (security)5.20.2-3+deb8u9fixed
stretch (security), stretch5.24.1-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid5.26.0-8fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
perlsource(unstable)5.10.0-18medium
perlsourceetch5.8.8-7etch5mediumDSA-1678-1

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