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Secunia Security Advisory 48990

Secunia Security Advisory 48990
Posted May 3, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in the Config::IniFiles module for Perl, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48990

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TITLE:
Perl Config::IniFiles Module Insecure Temporary File Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48990

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48990/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48990

RELEASE DATE:
2012-05-03

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48990/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48990/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48990

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in the Config::IniFiles module for
Perl, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform
certain actions with escalated privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the application using a temporary
file in an insecure manner, which can be exploited to e.g. overwrite
arbitrary files via symlink attacks.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.71.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.71.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://bitbucket.org/shlomif/perl-config-inifiles/changeset/a08fa26f4f59

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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