GLSA-200812-14 : aview: Insecure temporary file usage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35102
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-14 (aview: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that aview uses the '/tmp/aview$$.pgm' file in an insecure manner when processing files.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll aview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/aview-1.3.0_rc1-r1'