openSUSE 10 Security Update : virtualbox (virtualbox-5990)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35683


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Insufficient checks on temporary files could allow users to trick others into overwriting arbitrary files (CVE-2008-5256).


Update the affected virtualbox packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35683

File Name: suse_virtualbox-5990.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/02/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:virtualbox-guest-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5256

CWE: 59