RHEL 2.1 / 3 : perl (RHSA-2005:069)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 16298
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated perl-DBI package that fixes a temporary file flaw in DBI::ProxyServer is now available.
DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for the Perl programming language.
The Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the DBI library creates a temporary PID file in an insecure manner. A local user could overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run an application which uses DBI::ProxyServer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0077 to this issue.
Users should update to this erratum package which disables the temporary PID file unless configured.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-DBI package.