GLSA-200507-22 : sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling
Low Nessus Plugin ID 19324
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions of the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11'