Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-XML-DT (MDVSA-2014:191)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77977


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated perl-XML-DT package fixes security vulnerability :

The mkxmltype and mkdtskel scripts provided in perl-XML-DT allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/_xml_##### temporary file (CVE-2014-5260).


Update the affected perl-XML-DT package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77977

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/30

Modified: 2014/10/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-XML-DT, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server: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: 2014/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5260

BID: 68981

MDVSA: 2014:191