How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 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-200410-07
(ed: Insecure temporary file handling)
ed insecurely creates temporary files in world-writeable directories with
predictable names. Given that ed is used in various system shell scripts,
they are by extension affected by the same vulnerability.
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When ed is
called, this would result in file access with the rights of the user
running the utility, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=sys-apps/ed-0.2-r4'
# emerge '>=sys-apps/ed-0.2-r4'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15445 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-07.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2000-1137
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.