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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xfig
25 September 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Mandriva
Impact/Access: Modify Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Read-only Data Access -- Existing Account
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
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.
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
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