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<glsa id="200808-11">
<title>UUDeview: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in UUDeview may allow local attackers to conduct symlink
attacks.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">nzbget uudeview</product>
<announced>August 11, 2008</announced>
<revised>August 11, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>222275</bug>
<bug>224193</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/uudeview" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.5.20-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.5.20-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="news-nntp/nzbget" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.4.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.4.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
UUdeview is encoder and decoder supporting various binary formats.
NZBGet is a command-line based binary newsgrabber supporting .nzb
files.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
UUdeview makes insecure usage of the tempnam() function when creating
temporary files. NZBGet includes a copy of the vulnerable code.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite
arbitrary files on the system.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All UUDview users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20-r1&quot;</code>
<p>
All NZBget users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=news-nntp/nzbget-0.4.0&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2266">CVE-2008-2266</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 06 Jul 2008 18:30:42 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 06 Jul 2008 18:32:00 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:22:12 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>