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Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation



Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation
Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-08
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    Severity: Normal
       Title: Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation
        Date: September 08, 2008
        Bugs: #234689
          ID: 200809-08

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

Background
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Amarok is an advanced music player.

Affected packages
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       Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
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    1  media-sound/amarok      < 1.4.10                        >= 1.4.10

Description
==========
Dwayne Litzenberger reported that the
MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadComplete() function in
magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp uses the album_info.xml temporary
file in an insecure manner.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could perform a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary
files on the system with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Amarok users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/amarok-1.4.10"

References
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    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3699
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3699 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-08.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 




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