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[ GLSA 200812-12 ] Honeyd: Insecure temporary file creation
From: Tobias Heinlein <keytoaster () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:50:27 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200812-12
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Honeyd: Insecure temporary file creation
      Date: December 12, 2008
      Bugs: #237481
        ID: 200812-12

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Synopsis
========

An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Honeyd, possibly
leading to symlink attacks.

Background
==========

Honeyd is a small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network.

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

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     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
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  1  net-analyzer/honeyd      < 1.5c-r1                     >= 1.5c-r1

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

Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
"test.sh" script.

Impact
======

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks and overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Honeyd users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/honeyd-1.5c-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3928
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3928

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-12.xml

Concerns?
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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 2008 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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