Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xfig (MDVSA-2009:244-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xfig :

Xfig in Debian GNU/Linux, possibly 3.2.5, allows local users to read
and write arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1)
xfig-eps[PID], (2) xfig-pic[PID].pix, (3) xfig-pic[PID].err, (4)
xfig-pcx[PID].pix, (5) xfig-xfigrc[PID], (6) xfig[PID], (7)
xfig-print[PID], (8) xfig-export[PID].err, (9) xfig-batch[PID], (10)
xfig-exp[PID], or (11) xfig-spell.[PID] temporary files, where [PID]
is a process ID (CVE-2009-1962).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

Solution :

Update the affected xfig package.

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: 43608 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-244.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1962

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