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gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation



gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-08
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
      Date: March 07, 2009
      Bugs: #247538
        ID: 200903-08

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

Background
=========
gEDA is an Electronic Design Automation tool used for electrical
circuit design.

Affected packages
================
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sci-electronics/geda     < 1.4.0-r1                   >= 1.4.0-r1

Description
==========
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
sch2eaglepos.sh script.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

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

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-electronics/geda-1.4.0-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5148
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5148 

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-200903-08.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
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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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