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[GLSA-200405-05] Utempter symlink vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Utempter symlink vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-05
(Utempter symlink vulnerability)
Utempter contains a vulnerability that may allow local users to overwrite
arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
This vulnerability may allow arbitrary files to be overwritten with root
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to the latest available version of utempter.
All users of utempter should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=sys-apps/utempter-0.5.5.4"
# emerge ">=sys-apps/utempter-0.5.5.4"
Threat Level: Medium
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