[USN-1543-1] Config-IniFiles vulnerability

2012-09-03T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:28494
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-09-03T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1543-1 August 20, 2012

libconfig-inifiles-perl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Config-IniFiles could be made to overwrite arbitrary files.

Software Description: - libconfig-inifiles-perl: Perl module for working with INI configuration files

Details:

It was discovered that the perl Config::IniFiles module created temporary files in an unsafe manner. A local user with write access to the directory containing a configuration file that Config-IniFiles manipulates could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libconfig-inifiles-perl 2.68-1ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 11.10: libconfig-inifiles-perl 2.68-1ubuntu0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 11.04: libconfig-inifiles-perl 2.58-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libconfig-inifiles-perl 2.52-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1543-1 CVE-2012-2451

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libconfig-inifiles-perl/2.68-1ubuntu0.12.04.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libconfig-inifiles-perl/2.68-1ubuntu0.11.10.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libconfig-inifiles-perl/2.58-1ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libconfig-inifiles-perl/2.52-1ubuntu0.1

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