Ubuntu 4.10 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-16-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 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 :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
perl package. The utility 'instmodsh', the Perl package 'PPPort.pm',
and several test scripts (which are not shipped and only used during
build) created temporary files in an insecure way, which could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user invoking the program, or building the perl
package, respectively.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0976