GLSA-200712-07 : Lookup: Insecure temporary file creation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29294
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-07 (Lookup: Insecure temporary file creation)
Tatsuya Kinoshita reported that the ndeb-binary function does not handle temporay files correctly.
A local attacker could use a symlink attack to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running Lookup.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Lookup users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emacs/lookup-1.4.1'