GLSA-200812-14 : aview: Insecure temporary file usage

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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-200812-14
(aview: Insecure temporary file usage)

Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that aview uses the '/tmp/aview$$.pgm' file
in an insecure manner when processing files.

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files on the system 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-200812-14.xml

Solution :

All aview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/aview-1.3.0_rc1-r1'

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: 35102 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4935