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Secunia Security Advisory 34928

Secunia Security Advisory 34928
Posted Apr 28, 2009
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Fedora has issued an update for prewikka. This fixes a weakness, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 34928

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TITLE:
Fedora update for prewikka

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA34928

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/34928/

DESCRIPTION:
Fedora has issued an update for prewikka. This fixes a weakness,
which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose
potentially sensitive information.

The weakness is caused due to the prewikka.conf file being world
readable, which can be exploited to e.g. disclose the database
password.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages using the yum utility ("yum update prewikka").

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

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
FEDORA-2009-3789:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00771.html

FEDORA-2009-3761:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00784.html

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