GLSA-200408-11 : Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14567


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-11 (Nessus: 'adduser' race condition vulnerability)

A race condition can occur in 'nessus-adduser' if the user has not configured their TMPDIR variable.
Impact :

A malicious user could exploit this bug to escalate privileges to the rights of the user running 'nessus-adduser'.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Nessus.


All Nessus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12' # emerge '>=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14567

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200408-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2017/02/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nessus, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1445

OSVDB: 8167

GLSA: 200408-11