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[ GLSA 200505-18 ] Net-SNMP: fixproc insecure temporary file creation
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 22:26:51 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200505-18
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Net-SNMP: fixproc insecure temporary file creation
      Date: May 23, 2005
      Bugs: #91792
        ID: 200505-18

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Synopsis
========

Net-SNMP creates temporary files in an insecure manner, possibly
allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement the Simple
Network Management Protocol.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                /  Vulnerable  /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-analyzer/net-snmp     < 5.2.1-r1                  >= 5.2.1-r1

Description
===========

The fixproc application of Net-SNMP creates temporary files with
predictable filenames.

Impact
======

A malicious local attacker could exploit a race condition to change the
content of the temporary files before they are executed by fixproc,
possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. A local attacker
could also create symbolic links in the temporary files directory,
pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When fixproc is
executed, this would result in the file being overwritten.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.2.1-r1"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-18.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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