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<glsa id="201110-09">
<title>Conky: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in Conky.</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Conky</product>
<announced>October 13, 2011</announced>
<revised>October 13, 2011: 1</revised>
<bug>354061</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-admin/conky" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.1-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.1-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X.</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>A privilege escalation vulnerability due to an insecure temporary file
was found in Conky.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Conky.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All Conky users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-admin/conky-1.8.1-r2"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3616">CVE-2011-3616</uri>
</references>
<metadata timestamp="Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:34:39 +0000" tag="requester">craig</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:46:29 +0000" tag="submitter">
keytoaster
</metadata>
</glsa>