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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201110-09 ] Conky: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Conky: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201110-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: October 13, 2011
Bug(s): #354061
ID: 201110-09

Synopsis

A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in Conky.

Background

Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X.

Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/conky
Vulnerable: < 1.8.1-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.8.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A privilege escalation vulnerability due to an insecure temporary file
was found in Conky.


Impact

A local attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Conky.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Conky users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/conky-1.8.1-r2"
   


References

CVE-2011-3616
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