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Debian Security Advisory DSA 836-1 (cfengine2)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to cfengine2 announced via advisory DSA 836-1. Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered insecure temporary file use in cfengine2, a tool for configuring and maintaining networked machines, that can be exploited by a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the user executing cfengine, which is probably root. The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.14-1sarge1. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your cfengine2 package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20836-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)