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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:44 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: sharutils Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-012
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PACKAGE : sharutils
SUMMARY: inadequate checks on user-specified output files
DATE : 2002-10-30 14:10 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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The uudecode utility would create an output file without checking to see if it was about to write to a symlink or a pipe. If a user uses uudecode to extract data into open shared directories, such as /tmp, this vulnerability could be used by a local attacker to overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation.

Read the full advisory at
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/336083

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running sys-apps/sharutils-4.2.1-r5 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge sharutils
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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Mailing List Archive: http://lists.gentoo.org/pipermail/gentoo-announce/2002-October/000231.html

--kurt
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