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
patches.

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
securely.

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201310-11.xml

Solution :

All Parallel-ForkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager-1.20.0'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70487 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50537

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4115