Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libconfig-inifiles-perl vulnerability (USN-1543-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61608


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libconfig-inifiles-perl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61608

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1543-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/21

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libconfig-inifiles-perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2451

BID: 53361

OSVDB: 81671

USN: 1543-1