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[GLSA-200410-10] gettext: Insecure temporary file handling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gettext: Insecure temporary file handling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-10
(gettext: Insecure temporary file handling)


gettext insecurely creates temporary files in world-writeable
directories with predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
gettext is called, this would result in file access with the rights of
the user running the utility, which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/7263


Solution:
All gettext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/gettext-0.14.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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