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

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 :

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
started.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20571 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2231