GLSA 200903-35 Muttprint: Insecure temporary file usage
Posted on: 03/24/2009 12:05 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-35
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Muttprint: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: March 23, 2009
Bugs: #250554
ID: 200903-35

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Synopsis
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An insecure temporary file usage in Muttprint allows for symlink
attacks.

Background
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Muttprint formats the output of mail clients to a good-looking printing
using LaTeX.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/muttprint lt; 0.72d-r1 gt;= 0.72d-r1

Description
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Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure usage of the temporary file
"/tmp/muttprint.log" in the muttprint 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 Muttprint users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-misc/muttprint-0.72d-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5368
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5368

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-200903-35.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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