GLSA 200803-23 Website META Language: Insecure temporary file usage
Posted on: 03/15/2008 11:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Website META Language: Insecure temporary file usage. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Website META Language: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: March 15, 2008
Bugs: #209927
ID: 200803-23

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Synopsis
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Multiple insecure temporary file vulnerabilities have been discovered
in the Website META Language.

Background
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Website META Language is a free and extensible Webdesigner's off-line
HTML generation toolkit for Unix.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/wml lt; 2.0.11-r3 gt;= 2.0.11-r3

Description
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Temporary files are handled insecurely in the files
wml_backend/p1_ipp/ipp.src, wml_contrib/wmg.cgi, and
wml_backend/p3_eperl/eperl_sys.c, allowing users to overwrite or delete
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the program.

Impact
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Local users can exploit the insecure temporary file vulnerabilities via
symlink attacks to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

Workaround
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Restrict access to the temporary directory to trusted users only.

Resolution
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All Website META Language users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-lang/wml-2.0.11-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0665
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0665
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-0666
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0666

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-200803-23.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 2008 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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