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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-3386: Vulnerability in automake < 1.11.6 allows local privilege escalation

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-3386: Vulnerability in automake < 1.11.6 allows local privilege escalation

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/07/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
01/29/2019

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-automake
  • alpine-linux-upgrade-libpng

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