GLSA-201310-11 : Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage

Low Nessus Plugin ID 70487


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-11 (Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage)

The Perl Parallel-ForkManager module does not handle temporary files securely.
Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Parallel-ForkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager-1.20.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 70487

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201310-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/18

Modified: 2014/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:Parallel-ForkManager, 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: 2013/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4115

BID: 50537

OSVDB: 76908

GLSA: 201310-11