Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-MDK-Common (MDVSA-2009:072)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in
perl-MDK-Common :

The functions used to write strings into shell like configuration
files by Mandriva tools were not taking care of some special
characters. This could lead to some bugs (like wireless keys
containing certain characters not working), and privilege escalation.
This update fixes that issue by ensuring proper protection of strings.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-MDK-Common package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36429 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-072.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0912

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