GLSA 200909-09 Screenie: Insecure temporary file usage
Posted on: 09/09/2009 03:05 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200909-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Screenie: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: September 09, 2009
Bugs: #250476
ID: 200909-09

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

Background
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Screenie is a small screen frontend that is designed to be a session
handler.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/screenie lt; 1.30.0-r1 gt;= 1.30.0-r1

Description
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Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that Screenie does not handle
"/tmp/.screenie.#####" temporary files securely.

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 Screenie users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =app-misc/screenie-1.30.0-r1

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5371
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5371

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-200909-09.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
https://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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