GLSA 200712-11 Portage: Information disclosure
Posted on: 12/13/2007 10:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Portage: Information disclosure. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Portage: Information disclosure
Date: December 13, 2007
Bugs: #193589
ID: 200712-11

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Synopsis
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Portage may disclose sensitive information when updating configuration
files.

Background
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Portage is the default Gentoo package management system.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/portage lt; 2.1.3.11 gt;= 2.1.3.11

Description
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Mike Frysinger reported that the "etc-update" utility uses temporary
files with the standard umask, which results in the files being
world-readable when merging configuration files in a default setup.

Impact
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A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration
files are being merged.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sys-apps/portage-2.1.3.11"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6249
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6249

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-200712-11.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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