GLSA 200408-09: Roundup filesystem access vulnerability
Posted on: 08/11/2004 07:54 PM

A Roundup update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Roundup filesystem access vulnerability
Date: August 11, 2004
Bugs: #53494
ID: 200408-09

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Synopsis
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Roundup will make files owned by the user that it's running as accessable to a remote attacker.

Background
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Roundup is a simple to use issue-tracking system with command-line, web, and e-mail interfaces.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/roundup <= 0.6.4 >= 0.7.6

Description
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Improper handling of a specially crafted URL allows access to the server's filesystem, which could contain sensitive information.

Impact
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An attacker could view files owned by the user running Roundup. This will never be root however, as Roundup will not run as root.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Roundup.

Resolution
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All Roundup users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-www/roundup-0.7.6"
# emerge ">=net-www/roundup-0.7.6"

References
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[ 1 ] Secunia Advisory SA11801
http://secunia.com/advisories/11801/

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-200408-09.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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