GLSA-201311-16 : fcron: Information disclosure

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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-201311-16
(fcron: Information disclosure)

The fcrontab function contains a race condition relating to symlinks.

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to read arbitrary files
with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All fcron users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-process/fcron-3.0.5-r2'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71090 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38531

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0792