Fedora 12 : merkaartor-0.14-2.fc12 (2009-13196)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a possible symlink attack on the debug log
merkaartor.log by no longer writing it out by default.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=544284
http://www.nessus.org/u?8267be0a

Solution :

Update the affected merkaartor package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43166 (fedora_2009-13196.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36529

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4193

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