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<glsa id="201206-17">
<title>virtualenv: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in virtualenv,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">virtualenv</product>
<announced>June 22, 2012</announced>
<revised>June 22, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-python/virtualenv" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5.1</vulnerable>
<p>virtualenv is a virtual Python environment builder.</p>
<p>The script in virtualenv does not handle temporary files
<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>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All virtualenv users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-python/virtualenv-1.5.1"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-4617</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:31:00 +0000" tag="requester">ackle</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:31:54 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>