GLSA-200509-21 : Hylafax: Insecure temporary file creation in xferfaxstats script

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 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-200509-21
(Hylafax: Insecure temporary file creation in xferfaxstats script)

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino has discovered that xferfaxstats cron script
supplied by Hylafax insecurely creates temporary files with predictable

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
the xferfaxstats script of Hylafax is executed, this would result in
the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the
script, which typically is the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Hylafax users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-misc/hylafax

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19820 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3069

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now