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|Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200909-07 ] TkMan: Insecure temporary file usage
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: TkMan: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 200909-07)
Date: September 09, 2009
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in TkMan, allowing for
TkMan is a graphical, hypertext manual page and Texinfo browser for
Vulnerable: < 2.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that TkMan does not handle the
"/tmp/tkman#####" and "/tmp/ll" temporary files securely.
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 TkMan users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/tkman-2.2-r1"
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