Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libconfig-inifiles-perl vulnerability (USN-1543-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61608
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the perl Config::IniFiles module created temporary files in an unsafe manner. A local user with write access to the directory containing a configuration file that Config-IniFiles manipulates could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libconfig-inifiles-perl package.