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[ GLSA 200507-22 ] sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:06:22 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-22
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Low
     Title: sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling
      Date: July 25, 2005
      Bugs: #96782
        ID: 200507-22

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Synopsis
========

The sandbox utility may create temporary files in an insecure manner.

Background
==========

sandbox is a Gentoo Linux utility used by the Portage package
management system.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
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  1  sys-apps/sandbox      < 1.2.11                          >= 1.2.11

Description
===========

The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox
utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use)
file creation race conditions.

Impact
======

Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
permissions of the root user.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-22.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 2005 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/2.0

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