GLSA-201208-05 : Perl Config-IniFiles Module: Insecure temporary file usage
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61544
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201208-05 (Perl Config-IniFiles Module: Insecure temporary file usage)
The Perl Config-IniFiles module uses predicatable temporary file names.
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 users of the Perl Config-IniFiles module should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Config-IniFiles-2.710.0'