GLSA-200502-01 : FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16438


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-01 (FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation)

FireHOL insecurely creates temporary files with predictable names.
Impact :

A local attacker could create malicious symbolic links to arbitrary system files. When FireHOL is executed, this could lead to these files being overwritten with the rights of the user launching FireHOL, usually the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FireHOL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-firewall/firehol-1.224'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16438

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0225

OSVDB: 13137

GLSA: 200502-01