GLSA-201201-11 : Firewall Builder: Privilege escalation

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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-201201-11
(Firewall Builder: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities in Firewall Builder allow the iptables and
fwb_install scripts to use temporary files insecurely.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Firewall Builder.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201201-11.xml

Solution :

All Firewall Builder users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-firewall/fwbuilder-3.0.7'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since March 09, 2010. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57653 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36468

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4956
CVE-2009-4664