Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cfengine (MDKSA-2005:184)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 20043
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionJavier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered several insecure temporary file uses in cfengine <= 1.6.5 and <= 2.1.16 which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files used by vicf.in. (CVE-2005-2960)
In addition, Javier discovered the cfmailfilter and cfcron.in files for cfengine <= 1.6.5 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files (CVE-2005-3137)
The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.