Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php-pear (MDVSA-2011:187)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57319
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected php-pear package.