Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : dash vulnerability (USN-732-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Wolfgang M. Reimer discovered that dash, when invoked as a login
shell, would source .profile files from the current directory. Local
users may be able to bypass security restrictions and gain root
privileges by placing specially crafted .profile files where they
might get sourced by other dash users.

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 ash and / or dash packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36749 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0854

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