Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2010:203)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49973
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected automake, automake1.4 and / or automake1.7 packages.