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Security Advisory Low: automake security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0526-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2013-02-21
Last updated on: 2013-02-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-3386

Details

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.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 11d9c8b63b75d533ff73780a8d8e66d2
SHA-256: a5f03923427829cfb708efbfa771e7f3ba50343d5d4ae90094d4f754c79f3367
 
IA-32:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
x86_64:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 11d9c8b63b75d533ff73780a8d8e66d2
SHA-256: a5f03923427829cfb708efbfa771e7f3ba50343d5d4ae90094d4f754c79f3367
 
x86_64:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 11d9c8b63b75d533ff73780a8d8e66d2
SHA-256: a5f03923427829cfb708efbfa771e7f3ba50343d5d4ae90094d4f754c79f3367
 
IA-32:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
PPC:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
s390x:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
x86_64:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 11d9c8b63b75d533ff73780a8d8e66d2
SHA-256: a5f03923427829cfb708efbfa771e7f3ba50343d5d4ae90094d4f754c79f3367
 
IA-32:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
x86_64:
automake-1.11.1-4.el6.noarch.rpm     MD5: 7b6654ece83b3638684013c97be75a3a
SHA-256: 09dc38161c477ded08799d9c7c91892f845ab44fd92d348a9432d7196057ecba
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

838286 - CVE-2012-3386 automake: locally exploitable "make distcheck" bug


References



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