GLSA-200508-05 : Heartbeat: 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-200508-05
(Heartbeat: Insecure temporary file creation)

Eric Romang has discovered that Heartbeat insecurely creates
temporary files with predictable filenames.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When a
vulnerable script is executed, this could lead to the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the affected
application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-05.xml

Solution :

All Heartbeat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/heartbeat-1.2.3-r1'

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: 19389 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2231