Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : coreutils (MDVSA-2010:024)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability were discovered and corrected in coreutils :

The distcheck rule in dist-check.mk in GNU coreutils 5.2.1 through 8.1
allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a file
in a directory tree under /tmp (CVE-2009-4135).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected coreutils and / or coreutils-doc packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44123 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-024.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37256

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4135

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