GLSA-201009-09 : fence: Multiple symlink vulnerabilities

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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-201009-09
(fence: Multiple symlink vulnerabilities)

The fence_apc, fence_apc_snmp (CVE-2008-4579) and fence_manual
(CVE-2008-4580) programs contain symlink vulnerabilities.

Impact :

These vulnerabilities may allow arbitrary files to be overwritten with
root privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201009-09.xml

Solution :

Gentoo discontinued support for fence. All fence users should uninstall
and choose another software that provides the same functionality.
# emerge --unmerge sys-cluster/fence

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49732 (gentoo_GLSA-201009-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31904
37416

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4579
CVE-2008-4580