GLSA-201208-05 : Perl Config-IniFiles Module: Insecure temporary file usage

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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-201208-05
(Perl Config-IniFiles Module: Insecure temporary file usage)

The Perl Config-IniFiles module uses predicatable temporary file names.

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All users of the Perl Config-IniFiles module should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61544 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53361

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2451

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