Upstream information

CVE-2008-2827 at MITRE


The rmtree function in lib/File/ in Perl 5.10 does not properly check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-0448 and CVE-2004-0452.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 402660 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 450385 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 11.0
  • perl >= 5.10.0-37.4
  • perl-32bit >= 5.10.0-37.4
  • perl-64bit >= 5.10.0-37.4
  • perl-base >= 5.10.0-37.4
  • perl-doc >= 5.10.0-37.4