Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xdiagnose update (USN-1591-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Alec Warner discovered that xdiagnose improperly handled temporary
files in welcome.py when creating user-initiated archive files. While
failsafeX does not use the vulnerable code, this update removes this
functionality to protect any 3rd party applications which import the
vulnerable code. In the default Ubuntu installation, this should be
prevented by the Yama link restrictions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected xdiagnose package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62409 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55912


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