===================================================================== 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
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