Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : shadow-utils (MDVSA-2009:062)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in login
application from shadow-utils, which could allow local users in the
utmp group to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a
temporary file referenced in a line (aka ut_line) field in a utmp
entry (CVE-2008-5394).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Note: Mandriva Linux is using login application from util-linux-ng by
default, and therefore is not affected by this issue on default

Solution :

Update the affected shadow-utils package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36812 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-062.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5394

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