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           A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xfig
                             25 September 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          xfig
Publisher:        Mandriva
Operating System: Mandriva
                  Linux variants
Impact/Access:    Modify Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
                  Read-only Data Access  -- Existing Account
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2009-1962  

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Mandriva. It is recommended that 
         administrators running xfig check for an updated version of the 
         software for their operating system.

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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:244

 Package : xfig
 Date    : September 23, 2009
 Affected: Corporate 4.0

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xfig:
 Xfig in Debian GNU/Linux, possibly 3.2.5, allows local users to
 read and write arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1)
 xfig-eps[PID], (2) xfig-pic[PID].pix, (3) xfig-pic[PID].err,
 (4) xfig-pcx[PID].pix, (5) xfig-xfigrc[PID], (6) xfig[PID], (7)
 xfig-print[PID], (8) xfig-export[PID].err, (9) xfig-batch[PID], (10)
 xfig-exp[PID], or (11) xfig-spell.[PID] temporary files, where [PID]
 is a process ID (CVE-2009-1962).
 This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.



 Updated Packages:

 Corporate 4.0:
 9b524a6e53cd89941a4290a00d561e8e  corporate/4.0/i586/xfig-3.2.5-0.3.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm 
 7acec9f8cfa926f46fe656f8691e4ee0  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/xfig-3.2.5-0.3.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
 148e0eab82c2090bff83cb2b2ea41ba9  corporate/4.0/x86_64/xfig-3.2.5-0.3.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm 
 7acec9f8cfa926f46fe656f8691e4ee0  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/xfig-3.2.5-0.3.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:


 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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