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RHSA-2003:016: fileutils security update

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RHSA-2003:016: fileutils security update

Severity
1
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/26/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated fileutils packages are available which fix a race condition in recursive remove and move commands.

The fileutils package includes a number of GNU versions of common and popular file management utilities. A race condition in recursive use of rm and mv commands in fileutils 4.1 and earlier could allow local users to delete files and directories as the user running fileutils if the user has write access to part of the tree being moved or deleted. In addition, a bug in the way that the chown command parses --from options has also been fixed in these packages, bringing the command into Linux Standard Base (LSB) compliance. Users of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server should install the upgraded fileutils packages which contain patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-fileutils

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