GLSA-200502-01 : FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation
Low Nessus Plugin ID 16438
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll FireHOL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-firewall/firehol-1.224'