GLSA-200707-08 : NVClock: Insecure file usage

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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-200707-08
(NVClock: Insecure file usage)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered that NVClock
makes usage of an insecure temporary file in the /tmp directory.

Impact :

A local attacker could create a specially crafted temporary file in
/tmp to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
NVCLock.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-08.xml

Solution :

All NVClock users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/nvclock-0.7-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25790 (gentoo_GLSA-200707-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3531