GLSA-200405-05 : Utempter symlink vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-05
(Utempter symlink vulnerability)

Utempter contains a vulnerability that may allow local users to overwrite
arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Impact :

This vulnerability may allow arbitrary files to be overwritten with root
privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to the latest available version of utempter.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-05.xml

Solution :

All users of utempter should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=sys-apps/utempter-0.5.5.4'
# emerge '>=sys-apps/utempter-0.5.5.4'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14491 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0233