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[ GLSA 200510-13 ] SPE: Insecure file permissions
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:57:29 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200510-13
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SPE: Insecure file permissions
      Date: October 15, 2005
      Bugs: #108538
        ID: 200510-13

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Synopsis
========

SPE files are installed with world-writeable permissions, potentially
leading to privilege escalation.

Background
==========

SPE is a cross-platform Python Integrated Development Environment
(IDE).

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package       /   Vulnerable   /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-util/spe      < 0.7.5c-r1                        >= 0.7.5c-r1
                                                         *>= 0.5.1f-r1

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

It was reported that due to an oversight all SPE's files are set as
world-writeable.

Impact
======

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

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All SPE users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-util/spe

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-13.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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