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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-05

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-05
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-5 - A vulnerability in EDE could result in privilege escalation. Versions less than 1.07 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-0035
MD5 | 5230c0480d1f9e56a62f956da5c48b5b

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201812-05

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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@gentoo.org 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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