GLSA-201310-17 : pmake: Insecure temporary file usage

Low Nessus Plugin ID 70673


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-17 (pmake: Insecure temporary file usage)

/usr/share/mk/ and /usr/share/mk/ create temporary files insecurely, with predictable names (/tmp/_depend[PID]), and without using $TMPDIR.
Impact :

The make include files allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All pmake users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/pmake-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 70673

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201310-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pmake, 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: 2013/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1920

BID: 47878

OSVDB: 73859

GLSA: 201310-17