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[ GLSA 200809-08 ] Amarok: Insecure temporary file creation
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 20:08:57 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-08
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                                             http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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
============

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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