RHEL 4 : perl-DBI (RHSA-2005:072)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0077.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-072.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-DBI package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17180 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0077