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[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200808-11 ] UUDeview: Insecure temporary file creation

From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 11 2008 - 18:49:08 GMT
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Severity: Normal Title: UUDeview: Insecure temporary file creation Date: August 11, 2008 Bugs: #222275, #224193 ID: 200808-11
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Synopsis


A vulnerability in UUDeview may allow local attackers to conduct symlink attacks.

Background


UUdeview is encoder and decoder supporting various binary formats. NZBGet is a command-line based binary newsgrabber supporting .nzb files.

Affected packages



Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-text/uudeview < 0.5.20-r1 >= 0.5.20-r1 2 news-nntp/nzbget < 0.4.0 >= 0.4.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures. -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description


UUdeview makes insecure usage of the tempnam() function when creating temporary files. NZBGet includes a copy of the vulnerable code.

Impact


A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution


All UUDview users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20-r1"

All NZBget users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=news-nntp/nzbget-0.4.0"

References


    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2266
          http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2266

Availability


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-11.xml

Concerns?


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


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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