Ubuntu 4.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-94-1)

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 :

Paul Szabo discovered another vulnerability in the rmtree() function
in File::Path.pm. While a process running as root (or another user)
was busy deleting a directory tree, a different user could exploit a
race condition to create setuid binaries in this directory tree,
provided that he already had write permissions in any subdirectory of
that tree.

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 : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20720 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0448