Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : cfengine vulnerabilities (USN-198-1)

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 :

Javier Fern�ez-Sanguino Pe�iscovered that several tools in the
cfengine package (vicf, cfmailfilter, and cfcron) create and use
temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker could exploit
this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with
the privileges of the user running the cfengine program.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20612 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2960