[ GLSA 201812-08 ] Scala: Privilege escalation


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201812-08
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Scala: Privilege escalation
Date: December 15, 2018
Bugs: #637940
ID: 201812-08

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Synopsis

A vulnerability in Scala could result in privilege escalation.

Background

Scala combines object-oriented and functional programming in one
concise, high-level language.

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/scala 2.12.4=20

Description

It was discovered that Scala’s compilation daemon does not properly
manage permissions for private files.

Impact

A local attacker could escalate privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Scala users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>dev-lang/scala-2.12.4”

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-15288
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15288

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-08

Concerns?

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

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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