GLSA-200803-11 : Vobcopy: 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-200803-11
(Vobcopy: Insecure temporary file creation)

Joey Hess reported that vobcopy appends data to the file
'/tmp/vobcopy.bla' in an insecure manner.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink
attacks and append data to arbitrary files with the privileges of the
user running Vobcopy.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Vobcopy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vobcopy-1.1.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31386 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5718