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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Perl Parallel-ForkManager Module: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 201310-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: October 17, 2013
Bug(s): #389839
ID: 201310-11

Synopsis

An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in the Perl
Parallel-ForkManager module, possibly allowing symlink attacks.


Background

Parallel-ForkManager is a simple parallel processing fork manager for
Perl.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager
Vulnerable: < 1.20.0
Unaffected: >= 1.20.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The Perl Parallel-ForkManager module does not handle temporary files
securely.


Impact

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Parallel-ForkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager-1.20.0"
   


References

CVE-2011-4115
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