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[GLSA-200611-23] Mono: Insecure temporary file creation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Mono: Insecure temporary file creation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-23
(Mono: Insecure temporary file creation)
Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE Security Team discovered that the
System.CodeDom.Compiler classes of Mono create temporary files with
A local attacker could create links in the temporary file directory,
pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When an affected
class is called, this could result in the file being overwritten with
the rights of the user running the script.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Mono users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/mono-188.8.131.52.1"
Threat Level: Medium
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