GLSA-200408-11 : Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-11
(Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability)

A race condition can occur in 'nessus-adduser' if the user has not
configured their TMPDIR variable.

Impact :

A malicious user could exploit this bug to escalate privileges to the
rights of the user running 'nessus-adduser'.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Nessus.

See also :

Solution :

All Nessus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12'
# emerge '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14567 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1445

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