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[GLSA-200502-01] FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-01
(FireHOL: Insecure temporary file creation)


FireHOL insecurely creates temporary files with predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create malicious symbolic links to
arbitrary system files. When FireHOL is executed, this could lead to
these files being overwritten with the rights of the user launching
FireHOL, usually the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/firehol/firehol/firehol.sh


Solution:
All FireHOL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/firehol-1.224"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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