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|Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201203-18 ] Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 201203-18)
Date: March 16, 2012
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.
Vulnerable: < 1.6
Unaffected: >= 1.6
Architectures: All supported architectures
Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Minitube users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/minitube-1.6"
available since November 11, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.