Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : libwww-perl vulnerability (USN-981-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49066
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libwww-perl incorrectly filtered filenames suggested by Content-Disposition headers. If a user were tricked into downloading a file from a malicious site, a remote attacker could overwrite hidden files in the user's directory.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libwww-perl package.