GLSA-200803-11 : Vobcopy: Insecure temporary file creation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31386


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-11 (Vobcopy: Insecure temporary file creation)

Joey Hess reported that vobcopy appends data to the file '/tmp/vobcopy.bla' in an insecure manner.
Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink attacks and append data to arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Vobcopy.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Vobcopy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vobcopy-1.1.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31386

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5718

OSVDB: 41997

GLSA: 200803-11

CWE: 59