Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : augeas (MDVSA-2014:022)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72134
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated augeas packages fix security vulnerabilities :
Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different user (for example, an application running as root that is updating files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a symbolic link or mount point attack (CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787).
A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in configuration files being created as world-writable, allowing unprivileged local users to modify their content (CVE-2013-6412).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.