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Perl Multiple Scripts Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2004-10-28    Views:  17,323

Secunia Advisory SA12991

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Perl, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions on a vulnerable system with escalated privileges.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various scripts creating temporary files insecurely. This can be exploited via symlink attacks to create or overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the user executing a vulnerable script.


Solution:
The majority of the vulnerabilities have been fixed in version 5.8.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
First reported in a Trustix advisory.

Original Advisory:
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2004/0050/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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