GLSA-200504-20 : openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200504-20
(openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation)

Gangstuck and Psirac from Rexotec discovered that openMosixview
insecurely creates several temporary files with predictable filenames.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When openMosixView or the openMosixcollector daemon runs, 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-200504-20.xml

Solution :

All openMosixview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/openmosixview-1.5-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18116 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0894