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|Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200712-11 ] Portage: Information disclosure
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Portage: Information disclosure (GLSA 200712-11)
Date: December 13, 2007
Portage may disclose sensitive information when updating configuration files.
Portage is the default Gentoo package management system.
Vulnerable: < 126.96.36.199
Unaffected: >= 188.8.131.52
Architectures: All supported architectures
Mike Frysinger reported that the "etc-update" utility uses temporary files with the standard umask, which results in the files being world-readable when merging configuration files in a default setup.
A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration files are being merged.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/portage-184.108.40.206"