Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : noweb vulnerability (USN-254-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 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�iscovered that noweb scripts created
temporary files in an insecure way. This could allow a symlink attack
to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
running noweb.

Solution :

Update the affected nowebm package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21062 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3342