Debian DSA-046-2 : exuberant-ctags

low Nessus Plugin ID 14883
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VPR Score: 4


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Colin Phipps discovered that the exuberant-ctags packages as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 creates temporary files insecurely. This has been fixed in version 1:3.2.4-0.1 of the Debian package, and upstream version 3.5.

Note: DSA-046-1 included an incorrectly compiled sparc package, which the second edition fixed.


Upgrade the affected exuberant-ctags package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14883

File Name: debian_DSA-046.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exuberant-ctags, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2001

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/15/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0430

DSA: 046