A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 0.9.7d-3ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the openssl package. The auxiliary script "der_chop" created temporary files in an insecure way, which could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.