GLSA-200508-05 : Heartbeat: Insecure temporary file creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19389


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-05 (Heartbeat: Insecure temporary file creation)

Eric Romang has discovered that Heartbeat insecurely creates temporary files with predictable filenames.
Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When a vulnerable script is executed, this could lead to the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the affected application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Heartbeat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/heartbeat-1.2.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19389

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/07

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:heartbeat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2231

OSVDB: 17892

GLSA: 200508-05