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<glsa id="201310-17">
<title>pmake: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>pmake uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for
symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">pmake</product>
<announced>October 28, 2013</announced>
<revised>October 28, 2013: 2</revised>
<package name="sys-devel/pmake" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
<p>pmake is Debian’s version of NetBSD’s make, a tool to build programs
in parallel.
<p>/usr/share/mk/ and /usr/share/mk/ create temporary
files insecurely, with predictable names (/tmp/_depend[PID]), and
without using $TMPDIR.
<impact type="low">
<p>The make include files allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files
via a symlink attack.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All pmake users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-devel/pmake-"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-1920</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:19:21 +0000">craig</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:31:35 +0000">craig</metadata>