Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : bzip2 vulnerability (USN-1308-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57315
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Descriptionvladz discovered that executables compressed by bzexe insecurely create temporary files when they are ran. A local attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code as the user running a compressed executable.
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SolutionUpdate the affected bzip2 package.