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[GLSA-200701-19] OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-19
(OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team has discovered that the
file gencert.sh distributed with the Gentoo ebuild for OpenLDAP does
not exit upon the existence of a directory in /tmp during installation
allowing for directory traversal.
A local attacker could create a symbolic link in /tmp and potentially
overwrite arbitrary system files upon a privileged user emerging
There is no known workaround at this time.
All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "net-nds/openldap"
Threat Level: Low
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