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[GLSA-200404-04] Multiple vulnerabilities in sysstat

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Multiple vulnerabilities in sysstat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-04
(Multiple vulnerabilities in sysstat)


There are two vulnerabilities in the way sysstat handles symlinks:
The isag utility, which displays sysstat data in a graphical format,
creates a temporary file in an insecure manner.
Two scripts in the sysstat package, post and trigger, create temporary
files in an insecure manner.

Impact

Both vulnerabilities may permit a possible hacker to overwrite arbitrary files
under the permissions of the user executing any of the affected
utilities.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0107
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0108


Solution:
Systat users should upgrade to version 4.2 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sysstat-5.0.2"
# emerge ">=app-admin/sysstat-5.0.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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