From secunia security advisory at $URL:
The security issue is caused due to the application using temporary files in an insecure manner, which can be exploited to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files via symlink attacks.
The security issue is reported in version 0.7.9. Other versions may also be affected.
Restrict access to trusted users only.
Fixed in dev-perl/Parallel-ForkManager-1.20.0
Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "alpha amd64 ia64 sparc x86"
(In reply to comment #2)
> Target keywords : "alpha amd64 ia64 sparc x86"
Have you forgot ppc?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Have you forgot ppc?
In case of security bugs, we stabilize only on arch which have stable keyword.
GLSA vote: yes.
GLSA Vote: yes. Request filed.
This issue was resolved and addressed in
GLSA 201310-11 at http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-11.xml
by GLSA coordinator Sergey Popov (pinkbyte).