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[GLSA-200408-11] race condition vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
race condition vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-11
( race condition vulnerability)


A race condition can occur in "nessus-adduser" if the user has
not configured their TMPDIR variable.

Impact

A malicious user could exploit this bug to escalate rights to the
rights of the user running "nessus-adduser".

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Nessus.

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/12127/


Solution:
All Nessus users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12"
# emerge ">=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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