GLSA 200710-05 QGit: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 10/08/2007 12:10 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - QGit: Insecure temporary file creation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: QGit: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: October 07, 2007
Bugs: #190697
ID: 200710-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in QGit allowing local users to
overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code with another
user's rights.

Background
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QGit is a graphical interface to git repositories that allows you to
browse revisions history, view patch content and changed files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-util/qgit lt; 1.5.7 gt;= 1.5.7

Description
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Raphael Marichez discovered that the DataLoader::doStart() method
creates temporary files in an insecure manner and executes them.

Impact
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A local attacker could perform a symlink attack, possibly overwriting
files or executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
QGit.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All QGit users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-util/qgit-1.5.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4631
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-4631

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-200710-05.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 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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