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<glsa id="200712-11">
<title>Portage: Information disclosure</title>
Portage may disclose sensitive information when updating configuration
<product type="ebuild">portage</product>
<announced>December 13, 2007</announced>
<revised>December 13, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="sys-apps/portage" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
Portage is the default Gentoo package management system.
Mike Frysinger reported that the "etc-update" utility uses temporary
files with the standard umask, which results in the files being
world-readable when merging configuration files in a default setup.
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could access sensitive information when configuration
files are being merged.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-apps/portage-;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-6249</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:27:57 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:28:40 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:39:19 +0000">