GLSA-200507-22 : sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19324


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-22 (sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling)

The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use) file creation race conditions.
Impact :

Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions of the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19324

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/31

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2449

OSVDB: 18287, 18474

GLSA: 200507-22