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[ GLSA 200803-03 ] Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-03
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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     < 1.3.4-r1                   >= 1.3.4-r1

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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@xxxxxxxxxx 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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