GLSA-200903-18 : Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-18
(Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation)

Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the IPSEC livetest tool does not
handle the ipseclive.conn and ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to execute arbitrary
code and overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Openswan users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openswan-2.4.13-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35816 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31243

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4190

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