Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2010:203)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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.

Solution :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49973 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37378

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4029

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