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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.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Config-IniFiles</product>
<announced>August 14, 2012</announced>
<revised>August 14, 2012: 1</revised>
<bug>414485</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-perl/Config-IniFiles" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.710.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.710.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Config-IniFiles is a Perl module for reading .ini-style configuration
files.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>The Perl Config-IniFiles module uses predicatable temporary file names.</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 users of the Perl Config-IniFiles module should upgrade to the
latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"&gt;=dev-perl/Config-IniFiles-2.710.0"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2451">CVE-2012-2451</uri>
</references>
<metadata timestamp="Wed, 23 May 2012 02:55:46 +0000" tag="requester">
underling
</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:31:06 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>