Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rpmdevtools (MDVSA-2013:123)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated rpmdevtools package fixes security vulnerability :

A TOCTOU race condition was found in the way 'annotate-output' (used
to execute a program annotating the output linewise with time and
stream) tool of rpmdevtools before 8.3 performed management of its
temporary files used for standard output and standard error output. A
local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symbolic link attacks,
possibly leading to their ability in an unauthorized way to alter
files belonging to the user running the 'annotate-output' tool
(CVE-2012-3500).

Solution :

Update the affected rpmdevtools package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66135 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55358

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3500

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