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Kile: Incorrect backup file permission

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

Kile is a TeX/LaTeX editor for KDE.

Description

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

Impact

A kile user may inadvertently grant access to sensitive information.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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