Ubuntu 4.10 : debmake vulnerability (USN-49-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Javier Fern�ez-Sanguino Pe�oticed that the debstd script from
debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, created
temporary directories in an insecure manner. This could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected debmake package.

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: 20666 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1179