Ubuntu 4.10 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-16-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 20564
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRecently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the perl package. The utility 'instmodsh', the Perl package 'PPPort.pm', and several test scripts (which are not shipped and only used during build) created temporary files in an insecure way, which could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program, or building the perl package, respectively.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.