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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200410-25 ] Netatalk: Insecure tempfile handling in e Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Netatalk: Insecure tempfile handling in etc2ps.sh (GLSA 200410-25)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: October 25, 2004
Bug(s): #66370
ID: 200410-25

Synopsis

The etc2ps.sh script, included in the Netatalk package, is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user running the utility.

Background

Netatalk is a kernel level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite, which allows Unix hosts to act as file, print, and time servers for Apple computers. It includes several script utilities, including etc2ps.sh.

Affected Packages

Package: net-fs/netatalk
Vulnerable: < 1.6.4-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.6.4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The etc2ps.sh script creates temporary files in world-writeable directories with predictable names.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When etc2ps.sh is executed, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the utility, which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Netatalk users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-fs/netatalk-1.6.4-r1"
# emerge ">=net-fs/netatalk-1.6.4-r1"


References

CAN-2004-0974


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