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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                        GLSA 200411-13:01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Portage, Gentoolkit: Temporary file vulnerabilities
      Date: November 07, 2004
      Bugs: #68846, #69147
        ID: 200411-13:01

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Synopsis
=======
dispatch-conf (included in Portage) and qpkg (included in Gentoolkit)
are vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user
to overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user running the
script.

Background
=========
Portage is Gentoo's package management tool. The dispatch-conf utility
allows for easy rollback of configuration file changes and automatic
updates of configurations files never modified by users. Gentoolkit is
a collection of Gentoo specific administration scripts, one of which is
the portage querying tool qpkg.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                 /    Vulnerable    /           Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sys-apps/portage            <= 2.0.51-r2             >= 2.0.51-r3
  2  app-portage/gentoolkit     <= 0.2.0_pre10       >= 0.2.0_pre10-r1
                                                     *>= 0.2.0_pre8-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
==========
dispatch-conf and qpkg use predictable filenames for temporary files.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
an affected script is called, this would result in the file to be
overwritten with the rights of the user running the dispatch-conf or
qpkg, which could be the root user.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/portage-2.0.51-r3"

All Gentoolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-portage/gentoolkit-0.2.0_pre8-r1"

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200411-13

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2004 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.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/

Gentoo: GLSA-200411-13: Portage, Gentoolkit: Temporary file vulnerabilities

dispatch-conf (included in Portage) and qpkg (included in Gentoolkit) are vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files with the rig...

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200411-13:01 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: Normal Title: Portage, Gentoolkit: Temporary file vulnerabilities Date: November 07, 2004 Bugs: #68846, #69147 ID: 200411-13:01

Synopsis ======= dispatch-conf (included in Portage) and qpkg (included in Gentoolkit) are vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of the user running the script.
Background ========= Portage is Gentoo's package management tool. The dispatch-conf utility allows for easy rollback of configuration file changes and automatic updates of configurations files never modified by users. Gentoolkit is a collection of Gentoo specific administration scripts, one of which is the portage querying tool qpkg.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 sys-apps/portage <= 2.0.51-r2 >= 2.0.51-r3 2 app-portage/gentoolkit <= 0.2.0_pre10 >= 0.2.0_pre10-r1 *>= 0.2.0_pre8-r1 ------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures. -------------------------------------------------------------------
========== dispatch-conf and qpkg use predictable filenames for temporary files.
Impact ===== A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When an affected script is called, this would result in the file to be overwritten with the rights of the user running the dispatch-conf or qpkg, which could be the root user.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/portage-2.0.51-r3"
All Gentoolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-portage/gentoolkit-0.2.0_pre8-r1"
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200411-13
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 https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2004 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.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/

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