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<glsa id="200506-13">
<title>webapp-config: Insecure temporary file handling</title>
The webapp-config utility insecurely creates temporary files in a world
writable directory, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary
<product type="ebuild">webapp-config</product>
<announced>June 17, 2005</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2007: 03</revised>
<package name="app-admin/webapp-config" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.11</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.11</vulnerable>
webapp-config is a Gentoo Linux utility to help manage the installation
of web-based applications.
Eric Romang discovered webapp-config uses a predictable temporary
filename while processing certain options, resulting in a race
<impact type="normal">
Successful exploitation of the race condition would allow an attacker
to disrupt the operation of webapp-config, or execute arbitrary shell
commands with the privileges of the user running webapp-config. A local
attacker could use a symlink attack to create or overwrite files with
the permissions of the user running webapp-config.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All webapp-config users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-admin/webapp-config-1.11&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-1707</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 10 May 2005 15:08:15 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 10 May 2005 15:49:46 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:32:12 +0000">