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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200710-05 ] QGit: Insecure temporary file creation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: QGit: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200710-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: October 07, 2007
Bug(s): #190697
ID: 200710-05

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in QGit allowing local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code with another user's rights.

Background

QGit is a graphical interface to git repositories that allows you to browse revisions history, view patch content and changed files.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-util/qgit
Vulnerable: < 1.5.7
Unaffected: >= 1.5.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Raphael Marichez discovered that the DataLoader::doStart() method creates temporary files in an insecure manner and executes them.

Impact

A local attacker could perform a symlink attack, possibly overwriting files or executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running QGit.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All QGit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/qgit-1.5.7"


References

CVE-2007-4631
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