GLSA-200712-11 : Portage: Information disclosure

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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-200712-11
(Portage: Information disclosure)

Mike Frysinger reported that the 'etc-update' utility uses temporary
files with the standard umask, which results in the files being
world-readable when merging configuration files in a default setup.

Impact :

A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration
files are being merged.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-11.xml

Solution :

All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/portage-2.1.3.11'

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: 29716 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6249