DescriptionThe (1) mkxmltype and (2) mkdtskel scripts in XML-DT before 0.64 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/_xml_##### temporary file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs756566

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml-dt-perl (PTS)jessie0.66-1fixed
buster, sid, stretch0.68-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml-dt-perlsourcesqueeze(not affected)


[wheezy] - libxml-dt-perl <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - libxml-dt-perl <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)

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