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

From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
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Subject: [ GLSA 200808-11 ] UUDeview: Insecure temporary file creation
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200808-11
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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
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belongs to its owner(s).

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