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Kile: Incorrect backup file permission


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200611-21 / kile
Release Date November 27, 2006
Latest Revision November 27, 2006: 01
Impact low
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-editors/kile < 1.9.2-r1 >= 1.9.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #155613


Kile uses default permissions for backup files, potentially leading to information disclosure.

2.  Impact Information


Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor for KDE.


Kile fails to set the same permissions on backup files as on the original file. This is similar to CVE-2005-1920.


A kile user may inadvertently grant access to sensitive information.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kile users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/kile-1.9.2-r1"

4.  References


Page updated November 27, 2006

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