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Ubuntu alert USN-70-1 (libdbi-perl)

From:  Martin Pitt <>
Subject:  [USN-70-1] Perl DBI module vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 25 Jan 2005 17:45:27 +0100

=========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-70-1 January 25, 2005 libdbi-perl vulnerabilities CAN-2005-0077 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) The following packages are affected: libdbi-perl The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1.42-3ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the module DBI::ProxyServer in Perl's DBI library created a PID file in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking a program using this module (like 'dbiproxy'). Now the module does not create a such a PID file by default. Source archives: Size/MD5: 13840 0ea63225d70126bd2492516466a2209d Size/MD5: 608 f6a5286d0a38572cd3ff944669ecf457 Size/MD5: 348167 ca8c8a1a4797d98121b41c1d0a5b3b7c amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) Size/MD5: 575324 487ed69858f7a4d6b0bc4810ea9b99ec i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) Size/MD5: 573900 eb99ce7af5c6c89bdc969210107807ae powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) Size/MD5: 577426 58c6f55a93ba0081a0737d16449a0dc8 -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list

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