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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:12 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-05 ] SilverCity: Insecure file permissions Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SilverCity: Insecure file permissions (GLSA 200506-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: June 08, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #93558
ID: 200506-05

Synopsis


Executable files with insecure permissions can be modified causing an
unsuspecting user to run arbitrary code.


Background


SilverCity provides lexical analysis for over 20 programming and markup
languages.


Affected Packages

Package: app-text/silvercity
Vulnerable: < 0.9.5-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.9.5-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


The SilverCity package installs three executable files with insecure
permissions.


Impact


A local attacker could modify the executable files, causing arbitrary
code to be executed with the permissions of an unsuspecting SilverCity
user.


Workaround


There are no known workarounds at this time.


Resolution


All SilverCity users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/silvercity-0.9.5-r1"


References

CVE-2005-1941


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