Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-libwww-perl (MDVSA-2010:167)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl-libwww-perl :

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 (1) a 3xx redirect to a URL
with a crafted filename or (2) 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

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended
Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more:

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-libwww-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49064 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-167.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2253

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