RHEL 2.1 / 3 : perl (RHSA-2005:069)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16298


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An 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.


Update the affected perl-DBI package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16298

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/02

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-DBI, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0077

OSVDB: 13186

RHSA: 2005:069