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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

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 libconfig-inifiles-perl package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53361

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2451