GLSA-200712-11 : Portage: Information disclosure
Low Nessus Plugin ID 29716
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-11 (Portage: Information disclosure)
Mike Frysinger reported that the 'etc-update' utility uses temporary files with the standard umask, which results in the files being world-readable when merging configuration files in a default setup.
A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration files are being merged.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/portage-184.108.40.206'