GLSA-201009-09 : fence: Multiple symlink vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 49732


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201009-09 (fence: Multiple symlink vulnerabilities)

The fence_apc, fence_apc_snmp (CVE-2008-4579) and fence_manual (CVE-2008-4580) programs contain symlink vulnerabilities.
Impact :

These vulnerabilities may allow arbitrary files to be overwritten with root privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo discontinued support for fence. All fence users should uninstall and choose another software that provides the same functionality.
# emerge --unmerge sys-cluster/fence

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49732

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201009-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4579, CVE-2008-4580

BID: 31904, 37416

OSVDB: 49166, 50046, 50047

GLSA: 201009-09

CWE: 59