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<glsa id="200909-09">
<title>Screenie: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Screenie, allowing
for symlink attacks.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">screenie</product>
<announced>September 09, 2009</announced>
<revised>September 09, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>250476</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-misc/screenie" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.30.0-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.30.0-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Screenie is a small screen frontend that is designed to be a session
handler.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that Screenie does not handle
"/tmp/.screenie.#####" 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 Screenie users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-misc/screenie-1.30.0-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5371">CVE-2008-5371</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 12 Jun 2009 22:09:23 +0000">
craig
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:52:34 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 31 Aug 2009 03:37:54 +0000">
a3li
</metadata>
</glsa>