This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-01
(Esearch: Insecure temp file handling)
The eupdatedb utility uses a temporary file (/tmp/esearchdb.py.tmp) to
indicate that the eupdatedb process is running. When run, eupdatedb
checks to see if this file exists, but it does not check to see if it
is a broken symlink. In the event that the file is a broken symlink,
the script will create the file pointed to by the symlink, instead of
printing an error and exiting.
An attacker could create a symlink from /tmp/esearchdb.py.tmp to a
nonexistent file (such as /etc/nologin), and the file will be created
the next time esearchdb is run.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users should upgrade to
the latest available version of esearch.
See also :
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of esearch, as
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-portage/esearch-0.6.2'
# emerge '>=app-portage/esearch-0.6.2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14534 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0655