GLSA 200506-05: SilverCity: Insecure file permissions
Posted on: 06/08/2005 10:53 AM

A SilverCity security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-05
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: SilverCity: Insecure file permissions
Date: June 08, 2005
Bugs: #93558
ID: 200506-05

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
=======

Executable files with insecure permissions can be modified causing an unsuspecting user to run arbitrary code.

Background
=========

SilverCity provides lexical analysis for over 20 programming and markup languages.

Affected packages
================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-text/silvercity lt; 0.9.5-r1 gt;= 0.9.5-r1

Description
==========

The SilverCity package installs three executable files with insecure permissions.

Impact
=====

A local attacker could modify the executable files, causing arbitrary code to be executed with the permissions of an unsuspecting SilverCity user.

Workaround
=========

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
=========

All SilverCity users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/silvercity-0.9.5-r1"

Availability
===========

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-05.xml

Concerns?
========

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
======

Copyright 2005 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/2.0


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/glsa_200506_05_silvercity_insecure_file_permissions.html)