GLSA 200712-01 Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 12/05/2007 11:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: December 05, 2007
Bugs: #195996
ID: 200712-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Hugin, potentially allowing for
a Denial of Service.

Background
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Hugin is a GUI for creating and processing panoramic images.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/hugin lt; 0.7_beta4-r1 *gt;= 0.6.1-r1
gt;= 0.7_beta4-r1

Description
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Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the
"hugin_debug_optim_results.txt" temporary file in an insecure manner.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5200
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5200

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-200712-01.xml

Concerns?
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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 2007 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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