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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201812-05 ] EDE: Privilege escalation
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:06:56
Message-Id: 20181206220249.GQ16376@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201812-05
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: EDE: Privilege escalation
     Date: December 06, 2018
     Bugs: #398241
       ID: 201812-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in EDE could result in privilege escalation.

Background
==========

A package that simplifies the task of creating, building, and debugging
large programs with Emacs. It provides some of the features of an IDE,
or Integrated Development Environment, in Emacs.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-xemacs/ede                < 1.07                     >= 1.07 

Description
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An untrusted search path vulnerability was discovered in EDE.

Impact
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A local attacker could escalate his privileges via a specially crafted
Lisp expression in a Project.ede file in the directory or a parent
directory of an opened file.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All EDE users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-xemacs/ede-1.07"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0035
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-0035

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-05

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 2018 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.

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

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