GLSA-200502-01 : FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation

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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-200502-01
(FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation)

FireHOL insecurely creates temporary files with predictable names.

Impact :

A local attacker could create malicious symbolic links to arbitrary
system files. When FireHOL is executed, this could lead to these files
being overwritten with the rights of the user launching FireHOL,
usually the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=4420
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-01.xml

Solution :

All FireHOL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-firewall/firehol-1.224'

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: 16438 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0225