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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 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
program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20490 ()

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