GLSA-201006-08 : nano: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201006-08
(nano: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple race condition vulnerabilities have been discovered in nano.
For further information please consult the CVE entries referenced

Impact :

Under certain conditions, a local, user-assisted attacker could
possibly overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on an
attacker-owned file that is being edited by the victim, or change the
ownership of arbitrary files.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All nano users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/nano-2.2.4'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46775 (gentoo_GLSA-201006-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 39502

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1160

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