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SilverCity: Insecure file permissions


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200506-05 / silvercity
Release Date June 08, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/silvercity < 0.9.5-r1 >= 0.9.5-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #93558


Executable files with insecure permissions can be modified causing an unsuspecting user to run arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


SilverCity provides lexical analysis for over 20 programming and markup languages.


The SilverCity package installs three executable files with insecure permissions.


A local attacker could modify the executable files, causing arbitrary code to be executed with the permissions of an unsuspecting SilverCity user.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All SilverCity users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/silvercity-0.9.5-r1"

4.  References


Page updated June 08, 2005

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