GLSA-200504-20 : openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18116


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-20 (openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation)

Gangstuck and Psirac from Rexotec discovered that openMosixview insecurely creates several temporary files with predictable filenames.
Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When openMosixView or the openMosixcollector daemon runs, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All openMosixview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/openmosixview-1.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18116

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0894

OSVDB: 15002

GLSA: 200504-20