Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xfig (MDVSA-2009:244-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43608


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xfig :

Xfig in Debian GNU/Linux, possibly 3.2.5, allows local users to read and write arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) xfig-eps[PID], (2) xfig-pic[PID].pix, (3) xfig-pic[PID].err, (4) xfig-pcx[PID].pix, (5) xfig-xfigrc[PID], (6) xfig[PID], (7) xfig-print[PID], (8) xfig-export[PID].err, (9) xfig-batch[PID], (10) xfig-exp[PID], or (11) xfig-spell.[PID] temporary files, where [PID] is a process ID (CVE-2009-1962).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.


Update the affected xfig package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43608

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-244.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/29

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xfig, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1962

MDVSA: 2009:244-1

CWE: 59