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[GLSA-200510-01] gtkdiskfree: Insecure temporary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gtkdiskfree: Insecure temporary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-01
(gtkdiskfree: Insecure temporary file creation)


Eric Romang discovered that gtkdiskfree insecurely creates a
predictable temporary file to handle command output.

Impact

A local attacker could create a symbolic link in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When gtkdiskfree is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2918
http://www.zataz.net/adviso/gtkdiskfree-09052005.txt


Solution:
All gtkdiskfree users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/gtkdiskfree-1.9.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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