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CESA-2005:072: perl-DBI security update

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CESA-2005:072: perl-DBI security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated perl-DBI package that fixes a temporary file flaw in DBI::ProxyServer is now available for CentOS Linux 4. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

DBI is a database access Application Programming Interface (API) for the Perl programming language. The Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the DBI library creates a temporary PID file in an insecure manner. A local user could overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run an application which uses DBI::ProxyServer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0077 to this issue. Users should update to this erratum package which disables the temporary PID file unless configured.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-perl-dbi

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