GLSA 200812-12 Honeyd: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 12/12/2008 10:30 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Honeyd: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: December 12, 2008
Bugs: #237481
ID: 200812-12

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Synopsis
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An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Honeyd, possibly
leading to symlink attacks.

Background
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Honeyd is a small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/honeyd lt; 1.5c-r1 gt;= 1.5c-r1

Description
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Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
"test.sh" script.

Impact
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A local attacker could perform symlink attacks and overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Honeyd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/honeyd-1.5c-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3928
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3928

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-200812-12.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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