Ubuntu 4.10 : sharutils vulnerability (USN-104-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Joey Hess discovered that 'unshar' created temporary files in an
insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or
overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the

Solution :

Update the affected sharutils and / or sharutils-doc packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20490 ()

Bugtraq ID: