GLSA 200812-22 Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage
Posted on: 12/24/2008 12:30 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-22
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Severity: Normal
Title: Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: December 23, 2008
Bugs: #237483
ID: 200812-22

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Synopsis
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An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Ampache, allowing
for symlink attacks.

Background
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Ampache is a PHP based tool for managing, updating and playing audio
files via a web interface.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-apps/ampache lt; 3.4.3 gt;= 3.4.=
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Description
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Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
gather-messages.sh script.

Impact
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A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files 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 Ampache users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-apps/ampache-3.4.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3929
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3929

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-200812-22.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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