Upstream information

CVE-2012-2451 at MITRE

Description

The Config::IniFiles module before 2.71 for Perl creates temporary files with predictable names, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: it has been reported that this might only be exploitable by writing in the same directory as the .ini file. If this is the case, then this issue might not cross privilege boundaries.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The issue exists in all products, and was fixed for openSUSE 12.2 / SLES 12 and later products.

We do consider it a minor issue, as the -new file is created in the same directory as the .ini file and this should not be in a world-writeable directory either.

We are not planning to release fixes for old products.,The issue exists in all products, and was fixed for openSUSE 12.2 / SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and later products.

We do consider it a minor issue, as the -new file is created in the same directory as the .ini file and this should not be in a world-writeable directory either.

We are not planning to release fixes for old products.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 760459 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.94-1.23
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.12
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
openSUSE Leap 42.1
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-3.2
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.1 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
openSUSE Leap 42.2
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-4.2
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.2 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.82-6.3
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.3 GA perl-Config-IniFiles
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • perl-Config-IniFiles >= 2.94-1.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA perl-Config-IniFiles