GLSA-200712-07 : Lookup: 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-200712-07
(Lookup: Insecure temporary file creation)

Tatsuya Kinoshita reported that the ndeb-binary function does not
handle temporay files correctly.

Impact :

A local attacker could use a symlink attack to overwrite files with the
privileges of the user running Lookup.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-07.xml

Solution :

All Lookup users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emacs/lookup-1.4.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29294 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0237