GLSA 200510-13 SPE: Insecure file permissions
Posted on: 10/15/2005 06:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - SPE: Insecure file permissions. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: SPE: Insecure file permissions
Date: October 15, 2005
Bugs: #108538
ID: 200510-13

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Synopsis
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SPE files are installed with world-writeable permissions, potentially
leading to privilege escalation.

Background
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SPE is a cross-platform Python Integrated Development Environment
(IDE).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-util/spe lt; 0.7.5c-r1 gt;= 0.7.5c-r1
*gt;= 0.5.1f-r1

Description
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It was reported that due to an oversight all SPE's files are set as
world-writeable.

Impact
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A local attacker could modify the executable files, causing arbitrary
code to be executed with the permissions of the user running SPE.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SPE users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-util/spe

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-13.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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