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[GLSA-200410-10] gettext: Insecure temporary file handling Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
gettext: Insecure temporary file handling
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-10
(gettext: Insecure temporary file handling)
gettext insecurely creates temporary files in world-writeable
directories with predictable names.
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
gettext is called, this would result in file access with the rights of
the user running the utility, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gettext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/gettext-0.14.1-r1"
Threat Level: Low
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