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<glsa id="200408-11">
<title>Nessus: "adduser" race condition vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
Nessus contains a vulnerability allowing a user to perform a privilege
escalation attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Nessus</product>
<announced>August 12, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>58014</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-analyzer/nessus" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.0.12</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">2.0.11</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Nessus is a free and powerful network security scanner.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A race condition can occur in "nessus-adduser" if the user has not
configured their TMPDIR variable.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A malicious user could exploit this bug to escalate privileges to the
rights of the user running "nessus-adduser".
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Nessus.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Nessus users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=net-analyzer/nessus-2.0.12&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://secunia.com/advisories/12127/">Secunia Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1445">CVE-2004-1445</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>