SKK Tools: Insecure temporary file creation — GLSA 200710-10

SKK insecurely creates temporary files.

Affected Packages

app-i18n/skktools on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.2-r1

Background

SKK is a Japanese input method for Emacs.

Description

skkdic-expr.c insecurely writes temporary files to a location in the form $TMPDIR/skkdic$PID.{pag,dir,db}, where $PID is the process ID.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the directory where the temporary files are written, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem that is writable by the user running the SKK software. When SKK writes the temporary file, the target valid file would then be overwritten with the contents of the SKK temporary file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SKK Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-i18n/skktools-1.2-r1"

References

Release Date
October 12, 2007

Latest Revision
October 12, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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