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USN243-1 : tuxpaint vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
tuxpaint vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- tuxpaint
- tuxpaint-data

Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that the
script created a temporary file in an insecure way. This could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
rights of the user running tuxpaint.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- tuxpaint-0.9.14-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- tuxpaint-data-0.9.14-2ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)

Threat Level: High

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