GLSA-201006-08 : nano: Multiple vulnerabilities

low Nessus Plugin ID 46775



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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-08 (nano: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple race condition vulnerabilities have been discovered in nano.
For further information please consult the CVE entries referenced below.
Impact :

Under certain conditions, a local, user-assisted attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on an attacker-owned file that is being edited by the victim, or change the ownership of arbitrary files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All nano users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/nano-2.2.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 46775

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201006-08.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 6/2/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 2.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1160, CVE-2010-1161

BID: 39502

GLSA: 201006-08