Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : coreutils (MDVSA-2010:024)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44123


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


A vulnerability were discovered and corrected in coreutils :

The distcheck rule in in GNU coreutils 5.2.1 through 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a file in a directory tree under /tmp (CVE-2009-4135).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected coreutils and / or coreutils-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44123

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/25

Modified: 2015/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:coreutils-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, 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: 2010/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4135

BID: 37256

MDVSA: 2010:024

CWE: 59