GLSA-200506-13 : webapp-config: Insecure temporary file 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-200506-13
(webapp-config: Insecure temporary file handling)

Eric Romang discovered webapp-config uses a predictable temporary
filename while processing certain options, resulting in a race
condition.

Impact :

Successful exploitation of the race condition would allow an attacker
to disrupt the operation of webapp-config, or execute arbitrary shell
commands with the privileges of the user running webapp-config. A local
attacker could use a symlink attack to create or overwrite files with
the permissions of the user running webapp-config.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-13.xml

Solution :

All webapp-config users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/webapp-config-1.11'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18520 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1707