Gentoo: gettext Insecure temporary file handling
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo gettext version 0.14.1 reintroduced an old vulnerability by failing to apply the proper patch. The updated sections appear below.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE]               GLSA 200410-10:02
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  Severity: Low
     Title: gettext: Insecure temporary file handling
      Date: October 10, 2004
   Updated: April 21, 2005
      Bugs: #66355
        ID: 200410-10:02

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Update
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gettext version 0.14.1 reintroduced an old vulnerability by failing to
apply the proper patch.

The updated sections appear below.

Affected packages
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     Package            /   Vulnerable   /                  Unaffected
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  1  sys-devel/gettext      < 0.14.1-r1                   >= 0.14.1-r1
                                                         *>= 0.12.1-r2

Resolution
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All gettext users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/gettext-0.14.1-r1"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-10.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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