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GLSA: sharutils
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 15:09:20 +0100

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-012
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PACKAGE : sharutils
SUMMARY : inadequate checks on user-specified output files
DATE    : 2002-10-30 14:10 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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The uudecode utility would create an output file without checking
to see if it was about to write to a symlink or a pipe. If a
user uses uudecode to extract data into open shared directories,
such as /tmp, this vulnerability could be used by a local attacker
to overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation.

Read the full advisory at
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/336083

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
sys-apps/sharutils-4.2.1-r5 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge sharutils
emerge clean

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aliz () gentoo org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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