Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tripwire (MDKSA-2001:064)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Jarno Juuskonen reported that a temporary file vulnerability exists in
versions of Tripwire prior to 2.3.1-2. Because Tripwire opens/creates
temporary files in /tmp without the O_EXCL flag during filesystem
scanning and database updating, a malicious user could execute a
symlink attack against the temporary files. This new version has all
but one unsafe temporary file open fixed. It can still be used safely
when using the new TEMPDIRECTORY configuration option, which is now
set to /root/tmp.

Solution :

Update the affected tripwire package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13879 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-064.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0774

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