Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDVSA-2011:187)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57319


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in php-pear :

The installer in PEAR before 1.9.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the package.xml file, related to the (1) download_dir, (2) cache_dir, (3) tmp_dir, and (4) pear-build-download directories, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-2519 (CVE-2011-1072).

This advisory provides PEAR 1.9.4 which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Additionally for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 many new or updated PEAR packages is being provided with the latest versions of respective packages as well as mitigating various dependency issues.


Update the affected php-pear package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57319

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-187.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/12/16

Modified: 2014/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-pear, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1072

BID: 46605

MDVSA: 2011:187