Debian DSA-4365-1 : tmpreaper - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 121134

Synopsis

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

Description

Stephen Roettger discovered a race condition in tmpreaper, a program that cleans up files in directories based on their age, which could result in local privilege escalation.

Solution

Upgrade the tmpreaper packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.13+nmu1+deb9u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/tmpreaper

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/tmpreaper

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4365

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121134

File Name: debian_DSA-4365.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tmpreaper, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3461

DSA: 4365