ID CVE-2012-3386
Summary The "make distcheck" rule in GNU Automake before 1.11.6 and 1.12.x before 1.12.2 grants world-writable permissions to the extraction directory, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • GNU Automake 1.11.5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.11.5
  • GNU Automake 1.11.4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.11.4
  • GNU Automake 1.11.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.11.3
  • GNU Automake 1.11.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.11.2
  • GNU Automake 1.11.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.11.1
  • GNU Automake 1.10.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10.3
  • GNU Automake 1.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10.0.3
  • GNU Automake 1.10.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10.2
  • GNU Automake 1.10
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.10
  • GNU Automake 1.9
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9
  • GNU Automake 1.9.4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.4
  • GNU Automake 1.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.3
  • GNU Automake 1.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.2
  • GNU Automake 1.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.1
  • GNU Automake 1.9.6
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.6
  • GNU Automake 1.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.9.5
  • GNU Automake 1.8.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8.2
  • GNU Automake 1.8.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8.1
  • GNU Automake 1.8
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8
  • GNU Automake 1.8.5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8.5
  • GNU Automake 1.8.4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8.4
  • GNU Automake 1.8.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.8.3
  • GNU Automake 1.7.9
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.9
  • GNU Automake 1.7
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7
  • GNU Automake 1.7.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.3
  • GNU Automake 1.7.4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.4
  • GNU Automake 1.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.1
  • GNU Automake 1.7.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.2
  • GNU Automake 1.7.7
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.7
  • GNU Automake 1.7.8
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.8
  • GNU Automake 1.7.5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.5
  • GNU Automake 1.7.6
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.7.6
  • GNU Automake 1.6
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.6
  • GNU Automake 1.6.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.6.3
  • GNU Automake 1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.6.1
  • GNU Automake 1.6.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.6.2
  • GNU Automake 1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.5
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p6
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p6
  • GNU Automake 1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p1
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p3
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p2
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p5
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p5
  • GNU Automake 1.4-p4
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.4:p4
  • GNU Automake 1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.3
  • GNU Automake 1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.2
  • GNU Automake 1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.0
  • GNU Automake 1.12
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.12
  • GNU Automake 1.12.1
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:automake:1.12.1
CVSS
Base: 4.4 (as of 08-08-2012 - 12:41)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2012-206-01.NASL
    description New libpng packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, and -current to fix security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-27
    plugin id 60112
    published 2012-07-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60112
    title Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 11.0 / 12.0 / 12.1 / 12.2 / 13.0 / 13.1 / 13.37 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : libpng (SSA:2012-206-01)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201310-15.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-15 (GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Automake. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A local attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running an Automake-based build. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 70650
    published 2013-10-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=70650
    title GLSA-201310-15 : GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_AUTOMAKE-130812.NASL
    description This update of automake fixes a race condition in 'distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Also a bug where world writeable tarballs were generated during 'make dist' has been fixed. (CVE-2009-4029)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-10-25
    plugin id 69345
    published 2013-08-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=69345
    title SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : automake (SAT Patch Numbers 8196 / 8197)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2014-1243.NASL
    description An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. All automake users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 77990
    published 2014-10-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=77990
    title CentOS 5 : automake (CESA-2014:1243)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2012-103.NASL
    description A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in automake : A race condition in automake (lib/am/distdir.am) could allow a local attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running make distcheck (CVE-2012-3386). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 61957
    published 2012-09-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61957
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2012:103)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2014-1243.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1243 : An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. All automake users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 77736
    published 2014-09-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=77736
    title Oracle Linux 5 : automake (ELSA-2014-1243)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-14779.NASL
    description Fixed security problem CVE-2012-3386. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 62421
    published 2012-10-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62421
    title Fedora 16 : automake17-1.7.9-15.fc16 (2012-14779)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_10F38033E00611E19304000000000000.NASL
    description GNU reports : The recipe of the 'distcheck' target granted temporary world-write permissions on the extracted distdir. This introduced a locally exploitable race condition for those who run 'make distcheck' with a non-restrictive umask (e.g., 022) in a directory that was accessible by others. A successful exploit would result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. It is important to stress that this vulnerability impacts not only the Automake package itself, but all packages with Automake-generated makefiles. For an effective fix it is necessary to regenerate the Makefile.in files with a fixed Automake version.
    last seen 2017-10-29
    modified 2012-08-15
    plugin id 61444
    published 2012-08-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61444
    title FreeBSD : automake -- Insecure 'distcheck' recipe granted world-writable distdir (10f38033-e006-11e1-9304-000000000000)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-14762.NASL
    description CVE-2012-3386 fix Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 62419
    published 2012-10-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62419
    title Fedora 18 : automake17-1.7.9-17.fc18 (2012-14762)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2013-0526.NASL
    description An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. Users of automake are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 64772
    published 2013-02-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64772
    title RHEL 6 : automake (RHSA-2013:0526)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-14770.NASL
    description Fixed security problem CVE-2012-3386. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 62420
    published 2012-10-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62420
    title Fedora 17 : automake17-1.7.9-16.fc17 (2012-14770)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20140916_AUTOMAKE_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 77954
    published 2014-09-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=77954
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : automake on SL5.x (noarch)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-14297.NASL
    description - automake-1.11.6, fixes CVE-2012-3386 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 62231
    published 2012-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62231
    title Fedora 16 : automake-1.11.6-1.fc16 (2012-14297)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2014-401.NASL
    description It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 78344
    published 2014-10-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=78344
    title Amazon Linux AMI : automake19 (ALAS-2014-401)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2012-795.NASL
    description Automake received fixes for race conditions in 'make distcheck', where tarballs were created world-writeable.
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    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 74814
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74814
    title openSUSE Security Update : automake (openSUSE-SU-2012:1519-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2012-14349.NASL
    description - automake-1.11.6, fixes CVE-2012-3386 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 62193
    published 2012-09-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62193
    title Fedora 17 : automake-1.11.6-1.fc17 (2012-14349)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2014-1243.NASL
    description An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. All automake users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-13
    plugin id 77696
    published 2014-09-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=77696
    title RHEL 5 : automake (RHSA-2014:1243)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2013-0526.NASL
    description An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. Users of automake are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 65156
    published 2013-03-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=65156
    title CentOS 6 : automake (CESA-2013:0526)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2013-0526.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0526 : An updated automake package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386) Red Hat would like to thank Jim Meyering for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stefano Lattarini as the original reporter. Users of automake are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-01
    plugin id 68761
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68761
    title Oracle Linux 6 : automake (ELSA-2013-0526)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20130221_AUTOMAKE_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description It was found that the distcheck rule in Automake-generated Makefiles made a directory world-writable when preparing source archives. If a malicious, local user could access this directory, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. (CVE-2012-3386)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 64947
    published 2013-03-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64947
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : automake on SL6.x (noarch)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_36235C38E0A811E19F4D002354ED89BC.NASL
    description GNU reports : The recipe of the 'distcheck' target granted temporary world-write permissions on the extracted distdir. This introduced a locally exploitable race condition for those who run 'make distcheck' with a non-restrictive umask (e.g., 022) in a directory that was accessible by others. A successful exploit would result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running 'make distcheck'. It is important to stress that this vulnerability impacts not only the Automake package itself, but all packages with Automake-generated makefiles. For an effective fix it is necessary to regenerate the Makefile.in files with a fixed Automake version.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 61451
    published 2012-08-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61451
    title FreeBSD : automake -- Insecure 'distcheck' recipe granted world-writable distdir (36235c38-e0a8-11e1-9f4d-002354ed89bc)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2013-031.NASL
    description A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in automake : A race condition in automake (lib/am/distdir.am) could allow a local attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running make distcheck (CVE-2012-3386). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue. NOTE: This advisory was previousely given the MDVSA-2013:018 identifier by mistake.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 66045
    published 2013-04-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=66045
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2013:031)
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 838286
    title bug
    oval
    AND
    • comment automake is earlier than 0:1.11.1-4.el6
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130526005
    • comment automake is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130526006
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656004
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2013:0526
    released 2013-02-21
    severity Low
    title RHSA-2013:0526: automake security update (Low)
  • bugzilla
    id 838286
    title bug
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
    • comment automake is earlier than 0:1.9.6-3.el5
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20141243002
    • comment automake is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100321011
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2014:1243
    released 2014-09-16
    severity Low
    title RHSA-2014:1243: automake security update (Low)
rpms
  • automake-0:1.11.1-4.el6
  • automake-0:1.9.6-3.el5
refmap via4
confirm http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/automake.git/commit/?id=784b3e6ccc7c72a1c95c340cbbe8897d6b689d76
fedora
  • FEDORA-2012-14297
  • FEDORA-2012-14349
  • FEDORA-2012-14770
mandriva MDVSA-2012:103
mlist
  • [automake] 20120709 CVE-2012-3386 Automake security fix for 'make distcheck'
  • [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.11.6 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
  • [automake] 20120709 GNU Automake 1.12.2 released (fixes a SECURITY VULNERABILITY!)
suse openSUSE-SU-2012:1519
Last major update 04-04-2013 - 23:11
Published 07-08-2012 - 17:55
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