GLSA-200809-13 : R: 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-200809-13
(R: Insecure temporary file creation)

Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the 'javareconf' script uses temporary
files in an insecure manner.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200809-13.xml

Solution :

All R users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/R-2.7.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34259 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3931