Updated augeas package fixes security vulnerabilitiesPublication date: 12 Feb 2014
Affected Mageia releases : 3
CVE: CVE-2012-0786 , CVE-2012-0787 , CVE-2013-6412
Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different user (for example, an application running as root that is updating files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a symbolic link or mount point attack (CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787). A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in configuration files being created as world writable, allowing unprivileged local users to modify their content (CVE-2013-6412).