This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-09
(am-utils: Insecure temporary file creation)
Tavis Ormandy discovered that, when creating temporary files, the
'expn' utility does not check whether the file already exists.
A local attacker could exploit the vulnerability via a symlink attack
to overwrite arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All am-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/am-utils-6.1.5'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31956 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1078