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Debian Security Advisory DSA 960-3 (libmail-audit-perl)

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 libmail-audit-perl announced via advisory DSA 960-3. The former update caused temporary files to be created in the current working directory due to a wrong function argument. This update will create temporary files in the users home directory if HOME is set or in the common temporary directory otherwise, usually /tmp. For completeness below is a copy of the original advisory text: Niko Tyni discovered that the Mail::Audit module, a Perl library for creating simple mail filters, logs to a temporary file with a predictable filename in an insecure fashion when logging is turned on, which is not the case by default. For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0-4woody3.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.1-5sarge4. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.1-5.1. We recommend that you upgrade your libmail-audit-perl package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20960-3

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)