Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A race condition and possible information leak has been discovered in
Perl's File::Path::rmtree(). This function changes the permission of
files and directories before removing them to avoid problems with
wrong permissions. However, they were made readable and writable not
only for the owner, but for the entire world, which opened a race
condition and a possible information leak (if the actual removal of a
file/directory failed for some reason).
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6