FreeBSD : globus -- Multiple tmpfile races (5039ae61-2c9f-11db-8401-000ae42e9b93)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Globus Alliance reports :

The proxy generation tool (grid-proxy-init) creates the file, secures
the file to provide access only to owner and writes proxy to the file.
A race condition exists between the opening of the proxy credentials
file, and making sure it is safe file to write to. The checks to
ensure this file is accessible only to the owner take place using the
filename after the file is opened for writing, but before any data is

Various components of the toolkit use files in shared directories to
store information, some being sensitive information. For example, the
tool to create proxy certificates, stores the generated proxy
certificate by default in /tmp. Specific vulnerabilities in handling
such files were reported in myproxy-admin-adduser, grid-ca-sign and

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22240 (freebsd_pkg_5039ae612c9f11db8401000ae42e9b93.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4232

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