Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Mandrake Local Security Checks >> MDKSA-2005:031: perl


Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:031: perl

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the perl package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:031 (perl).



Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered that the rmtree() function in the perl
File::Path module would remove directories in an insecure manner which could
lead to the removal of arbitrary files and directories via a symlink attack
(CVE-2004-0452).

Trustix developers discovered several insecure uses of temporary files in many
modules which could permit a local attacker to overwrite files via symlink
attacks (CVE-2004-0976).

'KF' discovered two vulnerabilities involving setuid-enabled perl scripts. By
setting the PERLIO_DEBUG environment variable and calling an arbitrary
setuid-root perl script, a possible hacker could overwrite arbitrary files with perl
debug messages (CVE-2005-0155). As well, calling a setuid-root perl script with
a very long path would cause a buffer overflow if PERLIO_DEBUG was set, which
could be exploited to execute arbitrary files with root rights
(CVE-2005-0156).

The provided packages have been patched to resolve these problems.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:031
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

Cables, Connectors

Dell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 256GB 2x 146GB SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in
$3598.0
Dell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 256GB 2x 146GB SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in pictureDell PowerEdge R720 Server Dual E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 128GB 4x 1TB SAS 3.5in 8B
$6320.0
Dell PowerEdge R720 Server Dual E5-2690 v2 10C 3.0GHz 128GB 4x 1TB SAS 3.5in 8B pictureDell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 64GB 2x 300GB SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in
$2766.0
Dell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 64GB 2x 300GB SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in pictureDell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 48GB 4x 146GB 15K SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in
$2753.0
Dell R720 Dual E5-2680 v2 10C 2.8GHz 48GB 4x 146GB 15K SAS H710 8 Bay 2.5in picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.