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USN198-1 : cfengine vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
cfengine vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- cfengine
- cfengine-doc

Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that several tools in the
cfengine package (vicf, cfmailfilter, and cfcron) create and use
temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker could exploit
this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with
the rights of the user running the cfengine program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- cfengine-1.6.5-1ubuntu0.5.04.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- cfengine-doc-1.6.5-1ubuntu0.5.04.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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