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[ GLSA 200506-05 ] SilverCity: Insecure file permissions
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 17:19:14 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-05
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SilverCity: Insecure file permissions
      Date: June 08, 2005
      Bugs: #93558
        ID: 200506-05

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Synopsis
========

Executable files with insecure permissions can be modified causing an
unsuspecting user to run arbitrary code.

Background
==========

SilverCity provides lexical analysis for over 20 programming and markup
languages.

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

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     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
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  1  app-text/silvercity     < 0.9.5-r1                    >= 0.9.5-r1

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

The SilverCity package installs three executable files with insecure
permissions.

Impact
======

A local attacker could modify the executable files, causing arbitrary
code to be executed with the permissions of an unsuspecting SilverCity
user.

Workaround
==========

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
==========

All SilverCity users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/silvercity-0.9.5-r1"

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-05.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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