Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : jhead (MDVSA-2009:041)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Security vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in jhead.

Buffer overflow in the DoCommand function in jhead before 2.84 might
allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)

Jhead before 2.84 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via
a symlink attack on a temporary file (CVE-2008-4639).

Jhead 2.84 and earlier allows local users to delete arbitrary files
via vectors involving a modified input filename (CVE-2008-4640).

jhead 2.84 and earlier allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands
via shell metacharacters in unspecified input (CVE-2008-4641).

This update provides the latest Jhead to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected jhead package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37496 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-041.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31770

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4575

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