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<glsa id="200507-22">
<title>sandbox: Insecure temporary file handling</title>
<synopsis>
The sandbox utility may create temporary files in an insecure manner.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">sandbox</product>
<announced>July 25, 2005</announced>
<revised>August 11, 2005: 02</revised>
<bug>96782</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-apps/sandbox" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.2.11</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.2.11</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
sandbox is a Gentoo Linux utility used by the Portage package
management system.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the sandbox
utility was vulnerable to multiple TOCTOU (Time of Check, Time of Use)
file creation race conditions.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="low">
<p>
Local users may be able to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the
permissions of the root user.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All sandbox users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-apps/sandbox-1.2.11&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2449">CAN-2005-2449</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:46:49 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:17:37 +0000">
taviso
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 24 Jul 2005 07:49:01 +0000">
adir
</metadata>
</glsa>