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<glsa id="201208-05">
<title>Perl Config-IniFiles Module: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in the Perl
Config-IniFiles module, possibly allowing symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">Config-IniFiles</product>
<announced>August 14, 2012</announced>
<revised>August 14, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-perl/Config-IniFiles" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.710.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.710.0</vulnerable>
<p>Config-IniFiles is a Perl module for reading .ini-style configuration
<p>The Perl Config-IniFiles module uses predicatable temporary file names.</p>
<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 users of the Perl Config-IniFiles module should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
<uri link="">CVE-2012-2451</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Wed, 23 May 2012 02:55:46 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:31:06 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>