GLSA-200410-24 : MIT krb5: Insecure temporary file use in

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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-200410-24
(MIT krb5: Insecure temporary file use in

The script creates temporary files in world-writeable
directories with predictable names.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When is called, this would result in the file being overwritten
with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the
root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All MIT krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4-r1'
# emerge '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15560 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0971

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