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[ GLSA 201110-09 ] Conky: Privilege escalation
From: Stefan Behte <craig () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:50:34 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201110-09
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Conky: Privilege escalation
     Date: October 13, 2011
     Bugs: #354061
       ID: 201110-09

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Synopsis
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A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in Conky.

Background
==========

Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-admin/conky             < 1.8.1-r2               >= 1.8.1-r2

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

A privilege escalation vulnerability due to an insecure temporary file
was found in Conky.

Impact
======

A local attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Conky.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Conky users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/conky-1.8.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3616
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3616

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201110-09.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2011 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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