GLSA-200808-11 : UUDeview: 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-200808-11
(UUDeview: Insecure temporary file creation)

UUdeview makes insecure usage of the tempnam() function when creating
temporary files. NZBGet includes a copy of the vulnerable code.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite
arbitrary files on the system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200808-11.xml

Solution :

All UUDview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20-r1'
All NZBget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=news-nntp/nzbget-0.4.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33861 (gentoo_GLSA-200808-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2266