Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-MDK-Common (MDVSA-2009:072)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36429
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSome vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in perl-MDK-Common :
The functions used to write strings into shell like configuration files by Mandriva tools were not taking care of some special characters. This could lead to some bugs (like wireless keys containing certain characters not working), and privilege escalation.
This update fixes that issue by ensuring proper protection of strings.
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-MDK-Common package.