GLSA-200510-01 : gtkdiskfree: Insecure temporary file creation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-01
(gtkdiskfree: Insecure temporary file creation)

Eric Romang discovered that gtkdiskfree insecurely creates a
predictable temporary file to handle command output.

Impact :

A local attacker could create a symbolic link in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When gtkdiskfree is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All gtkdiskfree users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/gtkdiskfree-1.9.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19821 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2918