Fedora 8 : comix-3.6.4-6.fc8 (2008-2981)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several security flaws are reported against comix 3.6.4. One issue is
that comix uses os.popen() to execute external commands without
handling filenames properly. This may allow malicios users to execute
arbitrary commands by opening some files with crafted names. This
issue is now identified as CVE-2008-1568. Another issue is that comix
creates a directory under /tmp with the name easily predictable by any
users. This will cause DOS attach for multiuser system. This new
package will fix these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected comix package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31821 (fedora_2008-2981.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1568

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