FreeBSD : f2c -- insecure temporary files (43cb40b3-c8c2-11da-a672-000e0c2e438a)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena reports two temporary file
vulnerability within f2c. The vulnerabilities are caused due to weak
temporary file handling. An attacker could create an symbolic link,
causing a local user running f2c to overwrite the symlinked file. This
could give the attacker elevated privileges.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22239 (freebsd_pkg_43cb40b3c8c211daa672000e0c2e438a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1280

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0017

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