Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sympa (MDVSA-2009:263)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42091


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sympa : in sympa 5.3.4 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file. NOTE: wwsympa.fcgi was also reported, but the issue occurred in a dead function, so it is not a vulnerability (CVE-2008-4476).

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected sympa package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42091

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-263.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/10/12

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sympa, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4476

MDVSA: 2009:263

CWE: 59