FreeBSD : rkhunter -- insecure temporary file creation (f14ad681-5b88-11dc-812d-0011098b2f36)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Gentoo reports :

Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen and Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux
Security Team have reported that the script and the
main rkhunter script insecurely creates several temporary files with
predictable filenames.

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25982 (freebsd_pkg_f14ad6815b8811dc812d0011098b2f36.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13399

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1270

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