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VPR Score: 3.4
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionJavier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the DBI library, the Perl5 database interface, creates a temporary PID file in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the person executing the parts of the library.
SolutionUpgrade the libdbi-perl package.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.21-2woody2.