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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200903-08 ] gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200903-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: March 07, 2009
Bug(s): #247538
ID: 200903-08

Synopsis

An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in gEDA, allowing for symlink attacks.

Background

gEDA is an Electronic Design Automation tool used for electrical circuit design.

Affected Packages

Package: sci-electronics/geda
Vulnerable: < 1.4.0-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.0-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the sch2eaglepos.sh script.

Impact

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All gEDA users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-electronics/geda-1.4.0-r1"


References

CVE-2008-5148
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