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

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The rmtree function in lib/File/Path.pm 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
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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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