GLSA-200712-01 : Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 29231


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-01 (Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation)

Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the 'hugin_debug_optim_results.txt' temporary file in an insecure manner.
Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability with a symlink attack, potentially overwriting an arbitrary file with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 29231

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200712-01.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/07

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5200

GLSA: 200712-01

CWE: 59