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|Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-08 ] Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation (GLSA 200809-08)
Date: September 08, 2008
Amarok uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.
Amarok is an advanced music player.
Vulnerable: < 1.4.10
Unaffected: >= 1.4.10
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dwayne Litzenberger reported that the MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadComplete() function in magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp uses the album_info.xml temporary file in an insecure manner.
A local attacker could perform a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10"