GLSA-200812-08 : Mgetty: Insecure temporary file usage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35059
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-08 (Mgetty: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the 'spooldir' directory in fax/faxspool.in is created in an insecure manner.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Mgetty users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/mgetty-1.1.36-r3'