Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-libwww-perl (MDVSA-2010:167)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49064


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl-libwww-perl :

lwp-download in libwww-perl before 5.835 does not reject downloads to filenames that begin with a . (dot) character, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite files via (1) a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename or (2) a Content-Disposition header that suggests a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory (CVE-2010-2253).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected perl-libwww-perl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49064

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-167.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/01

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-libwww-perl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2253

MDVSA: 2010:167