GLSA 200407-07 - Shorewall : Insecure temp file handling
Posted on: 07/08/2004 04:49 PM

A Shorewall update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Shorewall : Insecure temp file handling
Date: July 08, 2004
Bugs: #55675
ID: 200407-07

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Synopsis
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Shorewall contains a bug in the code handling the creation of temporary files and directories. This can allow a non-root user to overwrite arbitrary system files.

Background
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Shorewall is a high level tool for configuring Netfilter, the firewall facility included in the Linux Kernel.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-firewall/shorewall <= 1.4.10c >= 1.4.10f

Description
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Shorewall uses temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. A local user could create symbolic links at specific locations, eventually overwriting other files on the filesystem with the rights of the shorewall process.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary system files with root privileges, resulting in Denial of Service or further exploitation.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Shorewall.

Resolution
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All users should upgrade to the latest available version of Shorewall, as follows:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/shorewall-1.4.10f"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/shorewall-1.4.10f"

References
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[ 1 ] Shorewall Announcement

http://lists.shorewall.net/pipermail/shorewall-announce/2004-June/000385.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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