GLSA 200803-03 Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 03/03/2008 12:55 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation
Date: March 02, 2008
Bugs: #199751
ID: 200803-03

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

Background
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Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/audacity lt; 1.3.4-r1 gt;= 1.3.4-r1

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6061

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-200803-03.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 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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