Fedora 12 : merkaartor-0.14-2.fc12 (2009-13196)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 43166


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a possible symlink attack on the debug log merkaartor.log by no longer writing it out by default.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected merkaartor package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 43166

File Name: fedora_2009-13196.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/16

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:merkaartor, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4193

BID: 36529

FEDORA: 2009-13196

CWE: 59