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Secunia Security Advisory 50854

Secunia Security Advisory 50854
Posted Oct 3, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Ubuntu has issued an update for xdiagnose. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 5bdbd41b9bbba19a9f9f06a4a8ffbacf

Secunia Security Advisory 50854

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
Find out why this is not just another Patch Management solution: http://secunia.com/blog/325/

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TITLE:
Ubuntu update for xdiagnose

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50854

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50854/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50854

RELEASE DATE:
2012-10-03

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50854/#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/50854/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50854

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:
Ubuntu has issued an update for xdiagnose. This fixes a security
issue, 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.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Alec Warner.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
USN-1591-1:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1591-1/

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1036211

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:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
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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