USN-70-1: Perl DBI module vulnerability
Posted on: 01/25/2005 12:15 PM

A Perl DBI module security update is available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-70-1 January 25, 2005
libdbi-perl vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-0077
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:

libdbi-perl

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1.42-3ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pefa from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered that the module DBI::ProxyServer in Perl's DBI library created a PID file in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking a program using this module (like 'dbiproxy').

Now the module does not create a such a PID file by default.

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42-3ubuntu0.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 13840 0ea63225d70126bd2492516466a2209d
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42-3ubuntu0.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 608 f6a5286d0a38572cd3ff944669ecf457
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 348167 ca8c8a1a4797d98121b41c1d0a5b3b7c

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42-3ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 575324 487ed69858f7a4d6b0bc4810ea9b99ec

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42-3ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 573900 eb99ce7af5c6c89bdc969210107807ae

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-per
l_1.42-3ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 577426 58c6f55a93ba0081a0737d16449a0dc8


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