GLSA-200709-04 : po4a: 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-200709-04
(po4a: Insecure temporary file creation)

The po4a development team reported a race condition in the gettextize()
function when creating the file '/tmp/gettextization.failed.po'.

Impact :

A local attacker could perform a symlink attack, possibly overwriting
files with the permissions of the user running po4a.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-04.xml

Solution :

All po4a users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/po4a-0.32-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26094 (gentoo_GLSA-200709-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4462