Mandriva: 2013:123: rpmdevtools
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Updated rpmdevtools package fixes security vulnerability: A TOCTOU race condition was found in the way 'annotate-output' (used to execute a program annotating the output linewise with time and stream) tool of rpmdevtools before 8.3 performed management of its [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:123
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : rpmdevtools
 Date    : April 10, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 Updated rpmdevtools package fixes security vulnerability:
 
 A TOCTOU race condition was found in the way 'annotate-output' (used
 to execute a program annotating the output linewise with time and
 stream) tool of rpmdevtools before 8.3 performed management of its
 temporary files used for standard output and standard error output. A
 local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symbolic link attacks,
 possibly leading to their ability in an unauthorized way to alter
 files belonging to the user running the 'annotate-output' tool
 (CVE-2012-3500).
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3500
 https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0316
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 71b23cbb10bd646ca4ba1f5e772f77a1  mbs1/x86_64/rpmdevtools-8.3-1.mbs1.noarch.rpm 
 fa512beb5677542a86236f63262a9b91  mbs1/SRPMS/rpmdevtools-8.3-1.mbs1.src.rpm
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