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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-08
(Mgetty: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the 'spooldir' directory in
fax/faxspool.in is created in an insecure manner.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Mgetty users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/mgetty-1.1.36-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35059 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4936
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