GLSA-200410-10 : gettext: Insecure temporary file handling
Low Nessus Plugin ID 15448
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-10 (gettext: Insecure temporary file handling)
gettext insecurely creates temporary files in world-writeable directories with predictable names.
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When gettext is called, this would result in file access with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll gettext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/gettext-0.14.1-r1'