Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2010:203)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49973

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in automake :

The (1) dist or (2) distcheck rules in GNU Automake 1.11.1, 1.10.3, and release branches branch-1-4 through branch-1-9, when producing a distribution tarball for a package that uses Automake, assign insecure permissions (777) to directories in the build tree, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to modify the contents of package files, introduce Trojan horse programs, or conduct other attacks before the build is complete (CVE-2009-4029).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected automake, automake1.4 and / or automake1.7 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49973

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-203.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:automake, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:automake1.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:automake1.7, 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4029

BID: 37378

MDVSA: 2010:203

CWE: 264