Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : mono vulnerability (USN-357-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered that the
System.CodeDom.Compiler classes used temporary files in an insecure
way. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
Under some circumstances, a local attacker could also exploit this to
inject arbitrary code into running Mono processes.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27937 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5072