[ GLSA 200903-08 ] gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation

From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200903-08 ] gEDA: Insecure temporary file creation
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-08
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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  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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All gEDA users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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  [ 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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