*** This bug has been split off bug 145577 ***
------- Original comment by Josh Bressers (Security Response Team) on 2005.01.19
Javier FernÃ¡ndez-Sanguino PeÃ±a from the Debian Security Audit Project
discovered that the DBI library, the Perl5 database interface, creates
a tmporary file in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a
malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the person
executing the program.
This will be disclosed on Tuesday the 25th.
attachment 109991 [details] contains the proposed patch for this issue.
This issue should also affect FC2.
Would you prefer we only patch FC2 and FC3, or upgrade version?
It's your call Warren. Whatever is easiest for you.
I'm asking Ville, he's the upstream perl expert. =)
Upgrading would mean upgrading at least to 1.47, and the changelog between 1.40
and that is pretty long. I haven't examined the nature of the changes in
detail, but I tend to think just applying the security fix would be safer for
OK will do. Thanks for the analysis.
From User-Agent: XML-RPC
perl-DBI-1.40-6.fc3 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.