Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : heartbeat vulnerability (USN-165-1)

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 :

Eric Romang discovered that heartbeat created temporary files in an
insecure manner. This could allow a symlink attack to create or
overwrite arbitrary files with root privileges as soon as heartbeat is

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20571 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2231