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<glsa id="201310-11">
<title>Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in the Perl
Parallel-ForkManager module, possibly allowing symlink attacks.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Parallel-ForkManager</product>
<announced>October 17, 2013</announced>
<revised>October 17, 2013: 1</revised>
<bug>389839</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.20.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.20.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Parallel-ForkManager is a simple parallel processing fork manager for
Perl.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>The Perl Parallel-ForkManager module does not handle temporary files
securely.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All Parallel-ForkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"&gt;=dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager-1.20.0"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-4115">CVE-2011-4115</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:47:58 +0000">
underling
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:42:08 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>