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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-15
(OpenSSL, Groff: Insecure tempfile handling)
groffer and the der_chop script create temporary files in
world-writeable directories with predictable names.
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
groffer or der_chop is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten 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 Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-apps/groff
All OpenSSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/openssl-0.9.7d-r2'
Note: /etc/ssl/misc/der_chop is protected by Portage as a configuration
file. Don't forget to use etc-update and overwrite the old version with
the new one.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15649 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-15.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0969CVE-2004-0975
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