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<glsa id="200909-07">
<title>TkMan: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in TkMan, allowing for
symlink attacks.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">tkman</product>
<announced>September 09, 2009</announced>
<revised>September 09, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>247540</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/tkman" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
TkMan is a graphical, hypertext manual page and Texinfo browser for
UNIX.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that TkMan does not handle the
"/tmp/tkman#####" and "/tmp/ll" temporary files securely.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All TkMan users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/tkman-2.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5137">CVE-2008-5137</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:23:29 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:32:36 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 31 Aug 2009 03:37:41 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
</glsa>