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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200712-01 ] Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200712-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: December 05, 2007
Bug(s): #195996
ID: 200712-01

Synopsis


A vulnerability has been discovered in Hugin, potentially allowing for a
Denial of Service.


Background


Hugin is a GUI for creating and processing panoramic images.


Affected Packages

Package: media-gfx/hugin
Vulnerable: < 0.7_beta4-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.6.1-r1 < 0.6.2
Unaffected: >= 0.7_beta4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the
"hugin_debug_optim_results.txt" temporary file in an insecure manner.


Impact


A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability with a symlink
attack, potentially overwriting an arbitrary file with the privileges
of the user running the application.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1"


References

CVE-2007-5200


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