FreeBSD : globus -- Multiple tmpfile races (5039ae61-2c9f-11db-8401-000ae42e9b93)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 22240


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Globus Alliance reports :

The proxy generation tool (grid-proxy-init) creates the file, secures the file to provide access only to owner and writes proxy to the file.
A race condition exists between the opening of the proxy credentials file, and making sure it is safe file to write to. The checks to ensure this file is accessible only to the owner take place using the filename after the file is opened for writing, but before any data is written.

Various components of the toolkit use files in shared directories to store information, some being sensitive information. For example, the tool to create proxy certificates, stores the generated proxy certificate by default in /tmp. Specific vulnerabilities in handling such files were reported in myproxy-admin-adduser, grid-ca-sign and grid-security-config.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 22240

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5039ae612c9f11db8401000ae42e9b93.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/21

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:globus, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4232, CVE-2006-4233