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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-200901-14
(Scilab: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
scilink, scidoc and scidem scripts.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Scilab users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-mathematics/scilab-4.1.2-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35443 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-14.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4983