Gentoo: Kile Incorrect backup file permission
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Kile uses default permissions for backup files, potentially leading to information disclosure.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200611-21
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  Severity: Low
     Title: Kile: Incorrect backup file permission
      Date: November 27, 2006
      Bugs: #155613
        ID: 200611-21

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Synopsis
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Kile uses default permissions for backup files, potentially leading to
information disclosure.

Background
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Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor for KDE.

Affected packages
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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
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  1  app-editors/kile     < 1.9.2-r1                       >= 1.9.2-r1

Description
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Kile fails to set the same permissions on backup files as on the
original file. This is similar to CVE-2005-1920.

Impact
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A kile user may inadvertently grant access to sensitive information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Kile users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/kile-1.9.2-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-1920
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1920

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-21.xml

Concerns?
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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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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5