Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : acl (MDVSA-2009:345)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 43610


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in acl :

The (1) setfacl and (2) getfacl commands in XFS acl 2.2.47, when running in recursive (-R) mode, follow symbolic links even when the
--physical (aka -P) or -L option is specified, which might allow local users to modify the ACL for arbitrary files or directories via a symlink attack (CVE-2009-4411).

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 43610

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-345.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/29

Modified: 2014/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:acl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64acl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64acl1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libacl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libacl1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4411

BID: 37455

MDVSA: 2009:345

CWE: 264