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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2002 5:24 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: scrollkeeper Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE :scrollkeeper
SUMMARY :insecure temporary file creation
DATE :2002-09-04 10:30 UTC

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OVERVIEW

The scrollkeeper-get-cl program
creates temporary files in an insecure manner in /tmp using guessable
filenames.

DETAIL

The scrollkeeper-get-cl program creates temporary files in an insecure=20
manner in /tmp using guessable filenames. =20
Since scrollkeeper is called automatically when a user logs into a Gnome=20
session, an attacker with local access can easily create and overwrite=20
files as another user.

More information can be found at:

http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/290090/2002-09-01/2002-09-07/0
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCAN-2002-0662

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-text/scrollkeeper-0.3.11 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge scrollkeeper
emerge clean

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