GLSA-201311-16 : fcron: Information disclosure

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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-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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201311-16.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71090 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38531

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0792