GLSA-200411-17 : mtink: Insecure tempfile handling

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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-200411-17
(mtink: Insecure tempfile handling)

Tavis Ormandy from Gentoo Linux discovered that mtink uses insecure
permissions on temporary files.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
mtink 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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-17.xml

Solution :

All mtink users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/mtink-1.0.5'

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: 15692 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1110