Red Hat: 2014:1243-01: automake: Low Advisory

    Date15 Sep 2014
    1409
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    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 [More...]
    =====================================================================
                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis:          Low: automake security update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1243-01
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1243.html
    Issue date:        2014-09-16
    CVE Names:         CVE-2012-3386 
    =====================================================================
    
    1. Summary:
    
    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.
    
    2. Relevant releases/architectures:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - noarch
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - noarch
    
    3. Description:
    
    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.
    
    4. 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/articles/11258
    
    5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
    
    838286 - CVE-2012-3386 automake: locally exploitable "make distcheck" bug
    
    6. Package List:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):
    
    Source:
    automake-1.9.6-3.el5.src.rpm
    
    noarch:
    automake-1.9.6-3.el5.noarch.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):
    
    Source:
    automake-1.9.6-3.el5.src.rpm
    
    noarch:
    automake-1.9.6-3.el5.noarch.rpm
    
    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
    details on how to verify the signature are available from
    https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package
    
    7. References:
    
    https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3386.html
    https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low
    
    8. Contact:
    
    The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
    details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
    
    Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
    

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the LinuxSecurity Privacy news articles?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/25-what-do-you-think-of-the-linuxsecurity-privacy-news-articles?task=poll.vote&format=json
    25
    radio
    [{"id":"90","title":"Love them!","votes":"53","type":"x","order":"1","pct":86.89,"resources":[]},{"id":"91","title":"I'm indifferent","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"2","pct":9.84,"resources":[]},{"id":"92","title":"Not interested in this topic","votes":"2","type":"x","order":"3","pct":3.28,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.