Ubuntu 5.10 : tuxpaint vulnerability (USN-243-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the tuxpaint-import.sh
script created a temporary file in an insecure way. This could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running tuxpaint.

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 tuxpaint and / or tuxpaint-data packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20790 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3340

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