FreeBSD : p5-libwww -- possibility to remote servers to create file with a .(dot) character (3a7c5fc4-b50c-11df-977b-ecc31dd8ad06)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

lwp-download in libwww-perl before 5.835 does not reject downloads to
filenames that begin with a `.' (dot) character, which allows remote
servers to create or overwrite files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with
a crafted filename or a Content-Disposition header that suggests a
crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence
of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49062 (freebsd_pkg_3a7c5fc4b50c11df977becc31dd8ad06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2253

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