Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2012:103)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in automake :

A race condition in automake (lib/am/distdir.am) could allow a local
attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
make distcheck (CVE-2012-3386).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected automake and / or automake1.7 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61957 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3386

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