Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:165)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37106
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe rmtree function in lib/File/Path.pm in Perl 5.10 does not properly check permissions before performing a chmod, which allows local users to modify the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
The updated packages have been patched to fix this.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.