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Bug 82336 - Race condition in fileutils package
Summary: Race condition in fileutils package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fileutils
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-21 13:58 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-20 18:40:14 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:016 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: fileutils security update 2003-01-21 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-01-21 13:58:50 UTC
A race condition in recursive use of 'rm' and 'mv' 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.

Red Hat Linux Advanced Server shipped with versions of fileutils that are
vulnerable to this issue.


Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-20 18:40:14 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

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