Descriptioncheckinstall 1.6.2, when used to create a package that contains a symlink, may trigger the creation of a mode 0777 executable file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
checkinstall (PTS)stretch1.6.2-4vulnerable
bullseye, sid1.6.2+git20170426.d24a630-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Does not cross any reasonable trust boundary, the packages to be installed need to be
trusted to begin with, a rogue package can cause more harm than a 777 binary

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