GLSA-200710-05 : QGit: Insecure temporary file creation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 26945


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-05 (QGit: Insecure temporary file creation)

Raphael Marichez discovered that the DataLoader::doStart() method creates temporary files in an insecure manner and executes them.
Impact :

A local attacker could perform a symlink attack, possibly overwriting files or executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running QGit.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All QGit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/qgit-1.5.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 26945

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4631

OSVDB: 40496

GLSA: 200710-05

CWE: 59