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|Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200901-14 ] Scilab: Insecure temporary file usage
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Scilab: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 200901-14)
Date: January 21, 2009
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Scilab, allowing for symlink attacks.
Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations.
Vulnerable: < 4.1.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 4.1.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the scilink, scidoc and scidem scripts.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Scilab users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-mathematics/scilab-4.1.2-r1"