GLSA-200408-11 : Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200408-11
(Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability)

A race condition can occur in 'nessus-adduser' if the user has not
configured their TMPDIR variable.

Impact :

A malicious user could exploit this bug to escalate privileges to the
rights of the user running 'nessus-adduser'.

Workaround :

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

See also :

http://secunia.com/advisories/12127/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200408-11.xml

Solution :

All Nessus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12'
# emerge '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14567 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1445