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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

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