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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201812-08 ] Scala: Privilege escalation
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:18:41
Message-Id: 20181215201205.GC10488@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201812-08
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Scala: Privilege escalation
     Date: December 15, 2018
     Bugs: #637940
       ID: 201812-08

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Scala could result in privilege escalation.

Background
==========

Scala combines object-oriented and functional programming in one
concise, high-level language.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  dev-lang/scala               < 2.12.4                  >= 2.12.4 

Description
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It was discovered that Scala's compilation daemon does not properly
manage permissions for private files.

Impact
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A local attacker could escalate privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Scala users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/scala-2.12.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-15288
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15288

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/201812-08

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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