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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated perl-DBI package that fixes a temporary file flaw in
DBI::ProxyServer is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for
the Perl programming language.
The Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the DBI library
creates a temporary PID file in an insecure manner. A local user could
overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run an
application which uses DBI::ProxyServer. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0077 to this issue.
Users should update to this erratum package which disables the
temporary PID file unless configured.
See also :
Update the affected perl-DBI package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17180 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0077