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[GLSA-200504-20] openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-20
(openMosixview: Insecure temporary file creation)


Gangstuck and Psirac from Rexotec discovered that openMosixview
insecurely creates several temporary files with predictable filenames.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When openMosixView or the openMosixcollector daemon runs, this would
result in the file being overwritten 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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0894


Solution:
All openMosixview users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-cluster/openmosixview-1.5-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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