Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : virtualbox (MDVSA-2009:011)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in VirtualBox,
affecting versions prior to 2.0.6, which allows local users to
overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a
/tmp/.vbox-qateam-ipc/lock temporary file (CVE-2008-5256).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37915 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-011.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5256

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