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[GLSA-200506-10] LutelWall: Insecure temporary file creation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
LutelWall: Insecure temporary file creation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-10
(LutelWall: Insecure temporary file creation)
Eric Romang has discovered that the new_version_check() function
in LutelWall insecurely creates a temporary file when updating to a new
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
the update script is executed (usually by the root user), this would
result in the file being overwritten with the rights of this user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All LutelWall users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/lutelwall-0.98"
Threat Level: Medium
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