Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2005:079)

low Nessus Plugin ID 18172
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Synopsis

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Paul Szabo discovered another vulnerability in the rmtree() function in File::Path.pm. While a process running as root (or another user) was busy deleting a directory tree, a different user could exploit a race condition to create setuid binaries in this directory tree, provided that he already had write permissions in any subdirectory of that tree.

The provided packages have been patched to resolve this problem.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18172

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-079.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 5/2/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0448

MDKSA: 2005:079