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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200809-13">
  <title>R: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
  <synopsis>
    R is vulnerable to symlink attacks due to an insecure usage of temporary
    files.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">R</product>
  <announced>2008-09-22</announced>
  <revised>2008-09-22: 01</revised>
  <bug>235822</bug>
  <access>local</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="dev-lang/R" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">2.7.1</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">2.7.1</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    R is a GPL licensed implementation of S, a language and environment for
    statistical computing and graphics.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that the "javareconf" script uses temporary
    files in an insecure manner.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite
    arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the
    application.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All R users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-lang/R-2.7.1"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3931">CVE-2008-3931</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2008-09-18T21:52:27Z">
    p-y
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2008-09-18T22:01:59Z">
    p-y
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2008-09-19T11:52:28Z">
    p-y
  </metadata>
</glsa>