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[GLSA-200611-14] TORQUE: Insecure temproary file creation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
TORQUE: Insecure temproary file creation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-14
(TORQUE: Insecure temproary file creation)


TORQUE creates temporary files with predictable names. Please note that
the TORQUE package shipped in Gentoo Portage is not vulnerable in the
default configuration. Only systems with more permissive access rights
to the spool directory are vulnerable.

Impact

A local attacker could create links in the temporary file directory,
pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. This could lead
to the execution of arbitrary code with elevated rights.

Workaround

Ensure that untrusted users don't have write access to the spool
directory.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5677


Solution:
All TORQUE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-cluster/torque-2.1.2-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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