Ubuntu 4.10 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-16-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
perl package. The utility 'instmodsh', the Perl package 'PPPort.pm',
and several test scripts (which are not shipped and only used during
build) created temporary files in an insecure way, which could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user invoking the program, or building the perl
package, respectively.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0976

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