Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libconfig-inifiles-perl vulnerability (USN-1543-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the perl Config::IniFiles module created
temporary files in an unsafe manner. A local user with write access to
the directory containing a configuration file that Config-IniFiles
manipulates could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files.

Solution :

Update the affected libconfig-inifiles-perl package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53361

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2451