GLSA 200903-08 gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 03/07/2009 06:15 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: March 07, 2009
Bugs: #247538
ID: 200903-08

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Synopsis
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An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in gEDA, allowing
for symlink attacks.

Background
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gEDA is an Electronic Design Automation tool used for electrical
circuit design.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sci-electronics/geda lt; 1.4.0-r1 gt;= 1.4.0-r1

Description
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Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
sch2eaglepos.sh script.

Impact
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A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to 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 gEDA users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sci-electronics/geda-1.4.0-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5148
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5148

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-200903-08.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 2009 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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