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|Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200712-01 ] Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200712-01)
Date: December 05, 2007
A vulnerability has been discovered in Hugin, potentially allowing for a
Denial of Service.
Hugin is a GUI for creating and processing panoramic images.
Vulnerable: < 0.7_beta4-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.6.1-r1 < 0.6.2
Unaffected: >= 0.7_beta4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the
"hugin_debug_optim_results.txt" temporary file in an insecure manner.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1"
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