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Bug 568968 (CVE-2015-1336) - sys-apps/man-db: TOCTOU bug when processing catman pages
Summary: sys-apps/man-db: TOCTOU bug when processing catman pages
Alias: CVE-2015-1336
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [upstream cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-21 09:44 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2017-01-19 10:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-12-21 09:44:38 UTC
From ${URL} :

The following flaw was found in man-db:

The daily mandb cleanup job for old catman pages changes the permissions of all non-man files to 
user man.

Originally filed against Ubuntu:

External References:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-12-23 01:06:23 UTC
the bug in question is about the cron script Ubuntu uses.  our script isn't impacted as we don't chown files under the cache dir.