Debian: DSA-1828-1: New ocsinventory-agent packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date07 Jul 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that the ocsinventory-agent which is part of the ocsinventory suite, a hardware and software configuration indexing service, is prone to an insecure perl module search path. As the agent is started
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1828-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    July 7th, 2009                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ocsinventory-agent
    Vulnerability  : insecure module search path
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 506416
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-0667
    
    
    It was discovered that the ocsinventory-agent which is part of the
    ocsinventory suite, a hardware and software configuration indexing service,
    is prone to an insecure perl module search path.  As the agent is started
    via cron and the current directory (/ in this case) is included in the
    default perl module path the agent scans every directory on the system
    for its perl modules.  This enables an attacker to execute arbitrary code
    via a crafted ocsinventory-agent perl module placed on the system.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (etch) does not contain ocsinventory-agent.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:0.0.9.2repack1-4lenny1.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:0.0.9.2repack1-5
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:0.0.9.2repack1-5.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ocsinventory-agent packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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    Debian (stable)
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/ocsinventory-agent/ocsinventory-agent_0.0.9.2repack1-4lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1334 cf43f5ea659d2ec4d4b854953e8c18c6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/ocsinventory-agent/ocsinventory-agent_0.0.9.2repack1.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   207786 ce09d43d41596641dbb1bd66dc4f2b62
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/ocsinventory-agent/ocsinventory-agent_0.0.9.2repack1-4lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    12171 d718e83817905e2e22edcfa25fa863b4
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/ocsinventory-agent/ocsinventory-agent_0.0.9.2repack1-4lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    83362 1d103ed0bb2520dfb3fc8b430ae30a6c
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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