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[ GLSA 200506-10 ] LutelWall: Insecure temporary file creation Jun 11 2005 06:46PM
Thierry Carrez (koon gentoo org)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: LutelWall: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: June 11, 2005
Bugs: #95378
ID: 200506-10

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Synopsis
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LutelWall is vulnerable to symlink attacks, potentially allowing a
local user to overwrite arbitrary files.

Background
==========

LutelWall is a high-level Linux firewall configuration tool.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-firewall/lutelwall < 0.98 >= 0.98

Description
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Eric Romang has discovered that the new_version_check() function in
LutelWall insecurely creates a temporary file when updating to a new
version.

Impact
======

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
the update script is executed (usually by the root user), this would
result in the file being overwritten with the rights of this user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LutelWall users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/lutelwall-0.98"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1879
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1879

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-10.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 (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] 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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