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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN94-1 : perl vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
perl vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libcgi-fast-perl
- libperl-dev
- libperl5.8
- perl
- perl-base
- perl-debug
- perl-doc
- perl-modules
- perl-suid


Description :

Paul Szabo discovered another vulnerability in the rmtree() function
in File::Path.pm. While a process running as root (or another user)
was busy deleting a directory tree, a different user could exploit a
race condition to create setuid binaries in this directory tree,
provided that he already had write permissions in any subdirectory of
that tree.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libcgi-fast-perl-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libperl-dev-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libperl5.8-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-base-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-debug-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-doc-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-modules-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- perl-suid-5.8.4-2ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)



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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