Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:165)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The rmtree function in lib/File/ in Perl 5.10 does not properly
check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users
to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

The updated packages have been patched to fix this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37106 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-165.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2827

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