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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in automake :
The (1) dist or (2) distcheck rules in GNU Automake 1.11.1, 1.10.3,
and release branches branch-1-4 through branch-1-9, when producing a
distribution tarball for a package that uses Automake, assign insecure
permissions (777) to directories in the build tree, which introduces a
race condition that allows local users to modify the contents of
package files, introduce Trojan horse programs, or conduct other
attacks before the build is complete (CVE-2009-4029).
Packages for 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.
Update the affected automake, automake1.4 and / or automake1.7
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true