Debian DSA-658-1 : libdbi-perl - insecure temporary file

low Nessus Plugin ID 16249
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Javier 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.


Upgrade the libdbi-perl package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.21-2woody2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16249

File Name: debian_DSA-658.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libdbi-perl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0077

DSA: 658