GLSA 200701-19 OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation
Posted on: 01/24/2007 12:10 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: OpenLDAP: Insecure usage of /tmp during installation
Date: January 23, 2007
Bugs: #159508
ID: 200701-19

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Synopsis
========

A shell script commonly released with OpenLDAP makes insecure usage of
files in /tmp during the emerge process.

Background
==========

OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-nds/openldap lt; 2.1.30-r10 gt;= 2.1.30-r10
gt;= 2.2.28-r7
gt;= 2.3.30-r2
net-nds/openldap lt; 2.2.28-r7 gt;= 2.1.30-r10
gt;= 2.2.28-r7
gt;= 2.3.30-r2
net-nds/openldap lt; 2.3.30-r2 gt;= 2.1.30-r10
gt;= 2.2.28-r7
gt;= 2.3.30-r2

Description
===========

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team has discovered that the
file gencert.sh distributed with the Gentoo ebuild for OpenLDAP does
not exit upon the existence of a directory in /tmp during installation
allowing for directory traversal.

Impact
======

A local attacker could create a symbolic link in /tmp and potentially
overwrite arbitrary system files upon a privileged user emerging
OpenLDAP.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "net-nds/openldap"

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-19.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
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Copyright 2007 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/2.5



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