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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200602-14
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: noweb: Insecure temporary file creation
      Date: February 26, 2006
      Bugs: #122705
        ID: 200602-14

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Synopsis
=======
noweb is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local
user to overwrite arbitrary files.

Background
=========
noweb is a simple, extensible, and language independent literate
programming tool.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-text/noweb      < 2.9-r5                            >= 2.9-r5

Description
==========
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino has discovered that the lib/toascii.nw and
shell/roff.mm scripts insecurely create temporary files with
predictable filenames.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
an affected script is called, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the script.

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

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/noweb-2.9-r5"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3342
        
Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200602-14

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 2006 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/2.0/

Gentoo: GLSA-200602-14: noweb: Insecure temporary file creation

noweb is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files.

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-14 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: Normal Title: noweb: Insecure temporary file creation Date: February 26, 2006 Bugs: #122705 ID: 200602-14

Synopsis ======= noweb is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files.
Background ========= noweb is a simple, extensible, and language independent literate programming tool.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-text/noweb < 2.9-r5 >= 2.9-r5
========== Javier Fernandez-Sanguino has discovered that the lib/toascii.nw and shell/roff.mm scripts insecurely create temporary files with predictable filenames.
Impact ===== A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When an affected script is called, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the script.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All noweb users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/noweb-2.9-r5"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3342
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200602-14
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 2006 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/2.0/

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