Ubuntu 4.10 : gettext vulnerabilities (USN-5-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
gettext package. The programs 'autopoint' and 'gettextize' created
temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

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: 20667 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0966