GLSA-200707-08 : NVClock: Insecure file usage

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25790


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-08 (NVClock: Insecure file usage)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered that NVClock makes usage of an insecure temporary file in the /tmp directory.
Impact :

A local attacker could create a specially crafted temporary file in /tmp to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running NVCLock.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NVClock users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/nvclock-0.7-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25790

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200707-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3531

OSVDB: 38573

GLSA: 200707-08