SuSE9 Security Update : arc (YOU Patch Number 10496)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 41079


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


This updates fixes two bugs :

- Eric Romang discovered that the ARC archive program under Unix creates a temporary file with insecure permissions which may lead to an attacker stealing sensitive information. (CVE-2005-2945)

- Joey Schulze discovered that the temporary file was created in an insecure fashion as well, leaving it open to a classic symlink attack. (CVE-2005-2992)


Apply YOU patch number 10496.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 41079

File Name: suse9_10496.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2945, CVE-2005-2992