GLSA-200804-11 : policyd-weight: 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-200804-11
(policyd-weight: Insecure temporary file creation)

Chris Howells reported that policyd-weight creates and uses the
'/tmp/.policyd-weight/' directory in an insecure manner.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to delete arbitrary
files or change the ownership to the 'polw' user via symlink attacks.

Workaround :

Set '$LOCKPATH = '/var/run/policyd-weight/'' manually in

See also :

Solution :

All policyd-weight users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/policyd-weight-'
This version changes the default path for sockets to
'/var/run/policyd-weight', which is only writable by a privileged user.
Users need to restart policyd-weight immediately after the upgrade due
to this change.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31958 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1569