GLSA 200507-22: sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling
Posted on: 07/25/2005 03:42 PM

A sandbox update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling
Date: July 25, 2005
Bugs: #96782
ID: 200507-22

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Synopsis
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The sandbox utility may create temporary files in an insecure manner.

Background
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sandbox is a Gentoo Linux utility used by the Portage package management system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/sandbox lt; 1.2.11 gt;= 1.2.11

Description
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The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use) file creation race conditions.

Impact
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Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the permissions of the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11"

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-200507-22.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 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


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