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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-03 ] Audacity: Insecure temporary file creatio Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200803-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: March 02, 2008
Bug(s): #199751
ID: 200803-03

Synopsis


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


Background


Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.


Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/audacity
Vulnerable: < 1.3.4-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.4-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Viktor Griph reported that the "AudacityApp::OnInit()" method in file
src/AudacityApp.cpp does not handle temporary files properly.


Impact


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.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1"


References

CVE-2007-6061


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