GLSA 200809-08 Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 09/08/2008 09:15 PM

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

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 lt; 1.4.10 gt;= 1.4.1=
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Description
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Dwayne Litzenberger reported that the
MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadComplete() function in
magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp uses the album_info.xml temporary
file in an insecure manner.

Impact
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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 "gt;=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?
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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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