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|Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200903-08 ] gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200903-08)
Date: March 07, 2009
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in gEDA, allowing for symlink attacks.
gEDA is an Electronic Design Automation tool used for electrical circuit design.
Vulnerable: < 1.4.0-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.0-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the sch2eaglepos.sh script.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gEDA users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-electronics/geda-1.4.0-r1"