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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

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