Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : augeas (MDVSA-2014:022)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated augeas packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration
files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update
configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different
user (for example, an application running as root that is updating
files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been
tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a
symbolic link or mount point attack (CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787).

A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when
creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in
configuration files being created as world-writable, allowing
unprivileged local users to modify their content (CVE-2013-6412).

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1537.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0044.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72134 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63861

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0786
CVE-2012-0787
CVE-2013-6412

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