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<glsa id="200707-08">
<title>NVClock: Insecure file usage</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability has been discovered in NVClock, allowing for the execution
of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">nvclock</product>
<announced>July 24, 2007</announced>
<revised>July 24, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>184071</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-video/nvclock" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.7-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.7-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
NVClock is an utility for changing NVidia graphic chipsets internal
frequency.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered that NVClock
makes usage of an insecure temporary file in the /tmp directory.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could create a specially crafted temporary file in
/tmp to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
NVCLock.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All NVClock users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/nvclock-0.7-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3531">CVE-2007-3531</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 15 Jul 2007 09:48:09 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:59:19 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:59:32 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>