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<glsa id="200709-04">
<title>po4a: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability has been discovered in po4a, allowing for a symlink attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">po4a</product>
<announced>September 13, 2007</announced>
<revised>September 13, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>189440</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/po4a" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.32-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.32-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
po4a is a set of tools for helping with the translation of
documentation.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The po4a development team reported a race condition in the gettextize()
function when creating the file "/tmp/gettextization.failed.po".
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could perform a symlink attack, possibly overwriting
files with the permissions of the user running po4a.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All po4a users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/po4a-0.32-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4462">CVE-2007-4462</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:28:00 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:28:12 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 08 Sep 2007 16:20:41 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>