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|Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-03 ] Audacity: Insecure temporary file creatio
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200803-03)
Date: March 02, 2008
Audacity uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.
Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.4-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Viktor Griph reported that the "AudacityApp::OnInit()" method in file src/AudacityApp.cpp does not handle temporary files properly.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink attacks to delete arbitrary files and directories with the privileges of the user running Audacity.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1"