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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-08 ] Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200809-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: September 08, 2008
Bug(s): #234689
ID: 200809-08

Synopsis

Amarok uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.

Background

Amarok is an advanced music player.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/amarok
Vulnerable: < 1.4.10
Unaffected: >= 1.4.10
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Dwayne Litzenberger reported that the MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadComplete() function in magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp uses the album_info.xml temporary file in an insecure manner.

Impact

A local attacker could perform a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10"


References

CVE-2008-3699
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