Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : cfengine vulnerabilities (USN-198-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that several tools in the
cfengine package (vicf, cfmailfilter, and cfcron) create and use
temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker could exploit
this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with
the privileges of the user running the cfengine program.

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 cfengine and / or cfengine-doc packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20612 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2960

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