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

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered 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.

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 nowebm package.

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: 21062 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3342