Descriptiont-coffee before 11.00.8cbe486-2 allows local users to write to ~/.t_coffee globally.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs751579

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
t-coffee (PTS)jessie11.00.8cbe486-1vulnerable
buster, sid11.00.8cbe486-6fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
t-coffeesourcesqueeze(not affected)


[jessie] - t-coffee <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - t-coffee <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - t-coffee <not-affected> (version in Squeeze uses system() and umask is handled correctly by sh (as opposed to later versions that use mkdir()))

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