Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : coreutils vulnerabilities (USN-2473-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the distcheck rule in dist-check.mk in GNU
coreutils allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack
on a directory tree under /tmp. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04
LTS. (CVE-2009-4135)

Bertrand Jacquin and Fiedler Roman discovered date and touch
incorrectly handled user-supplied input. An attacker could possibly
use this to cause a denial of service or potentially execute code.

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 coreutils package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80552 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37256

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4135

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