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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN254-1 : noweb vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
noweb vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "nowebm" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that noweb scripts created
temporary files in an insecure way. This could permit a symlink attack
to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user
running noweb.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- nowebm-2.10c-3.1ubuntu5.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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