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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-22 ] sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling (GLSA 200507-22)
Severity: low
Exploitable: local
Date: July 25, 2005
Updated: August 11, 2005
Bug(s): #96782
ID: 200507-22

Synopsis


The sandbox utility may create temporary files in an insecure manner.


Background


sandbox is a Gentoo Linux utility used by the Portage package
management system.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/sandbox
Vulnerable: < 1.2.11
Unaffected: >= 1.2.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox
utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use)
file creation race conditions.


Impact


Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
permissions of the root user.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11"


References

CAN-2005-2449


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