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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-200501-38
(Perl: rmtree and DBI tmpfile vulnerabilities)
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the DBI library creates
temporary files in an insecure, predictable way (CAN-2005-0077). Paul
Szabo found out that 'File::Path::rmtree' is vulnerable to various race
conditions (CAN-2004-0452, CAN-2005-0448).
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory that point to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
the DBI library or File::Path::rmtree is executed, this could be used
to overwrite or remove files with the rights of the user calling these
There are no known workarounds at this time.
See also :
All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-lang/perl
All DBI library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-perl/DBI
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16429 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-38.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0452CVE-2005-0077CVE-2005-0448
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