GLSA-200901-14 : Scilab: Insecure temporary file usage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35443
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-14 (Scilab: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the scilink, scidoc and scidem scripts.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Scilab users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-mathematics/scilab-4.1.2-r1'