Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2005:079)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Paul Szabo discovered another vulnerability in the rmtree() function
in File::Path.pm. While a process running as root (or another user)
was busy deleting a directory tree, a different user could exploit a
race condition to create setuid binaries in this directory tree,
provided that he already had write permissions in any subdirectory of
that tree.

The provided packages have been patched to resolve this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18172 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-079.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0448

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