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From: Stefan Behte <craig@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201110-09 ] Conky: Privilege escalation
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:56:04
Message-Id: 4E975D2A.6090609@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201110-09
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Conky: Privilege escalation
     Date: October 13, 2011
     Bugs: #354061
       ID: 201110-09

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Synopsis
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A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in Conky.

Background
==========

Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-admin/conky             < 1.8.1-r2               >= 1.8.1-r2

Description
===========

A privilege escalation vulnerability due to an insecure temporary file
was found in Conky.

Impact
======

A local attacker could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Conky.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Conky users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/conky-1.8.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3616
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3616

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-201110-09.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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2011 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

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