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-200407-07
(Shorewall : Insecure temp file handling)
Shorewall uses temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. A
local user could create symbolic links at specific locations,
eventually overwriting other files on the filesystem with the rights of
the shorewall process.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary
system files with root privileges, resulting in Denial of Service or
There is no known workaround at this time. All users should upgrade to
the latest available version of Shorewall.
See also :
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Shorewall,
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-firewall/shorewall-1.4.10f'
# emerge '>=net-firewall/shorewall-1.4.10f'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14540 (gentoo_GLSA-200407-07.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0647