GLSA-200712-11 : Portage: Information disclosure

Low Nessus Plugin ID 29716


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


The 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.
Impact :

A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration files are being merged.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/portage-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 29716

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200712-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6249

OSVDB: 42636

GLSA: 200712-11

CWE: 200