GLSA-200507-22 : sandbox: 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-200507-22
(sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling)

The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox
utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use)
file creation race conditions.

Impact :

Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
permissions of the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-22.xml

Solution :

All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19324 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2449