USN-198-1: cfengine vulnerabilities

10 October 2005

cfengine vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a discovered that several tools in the cfengine package (vicf, cfmailfilter, and cfcron) create and use temporary files in an insecure way. A local attacker could exploit this with a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the cfengine program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: