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[GLSA-200507-22] sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-22
(sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling)


The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox
utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use)
file creation race conditions.

Impact

Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files
with the permissions of the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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