RHEL 2.1 : fileutils (RHSA-2003:016)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-0435.html
http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/260936
http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-fileutils/2002-03/msg00028.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-016.html

Solution :

Update the affected fileutils package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12352 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0435