GLSA-200410-24 : MIT krb5: Insecure temporary file use in send-pr.sh

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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-200410-24
(MIT krb5: Insecure temporary file use in send-pr.sh)

The send-pr.sh script creates temporary files in world-writeable
directories with predictable names.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
send-pr.sh is called, this would result in the file being overwritten
with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the
root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-24.xml

Solution :

All MIT krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4-r1'
# emerge '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4-r1'

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: 15560 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0971