GLSA-201310-11 : Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage

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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-201310-11
(Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage)

The Perl Parallel-ForkManager module does not handle temporary files

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to 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 Parallel-ForkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70487 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50537

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4115