Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libwww-perl vulnerability (USN-981-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that libwww-perl incorrectly filtered filenames
suggested by Content-Disposition headers. If a user were tricked into
downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote attacker could
overwrite hidden files in the user's directory.

Solution :

Update the affected libwww-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49066 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65722

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2253