GLSA-200909-10 : LMBench: Insecure temporary file usage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40918
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-10 (LMBench: Insecure temporary file usage)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the rccs and STUFF scripts do not handle '/tmp/sdiff.#####' temporary files securely. NOTE: There might be further occurances of insecure temporary file usage.
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.
SolutionLMBench has been removed from Portage. We recommend that users unmerge LMBench:
# emerge --unmerge app-benchmarks/lmbench