Executive Summary

Summary
TitleMinitube: Insecure temporary file usage
Informations
NameGLSA-201203-18First vendor Publication2012-03-16
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2012-03-16
Severity (Vendor) NormalRevisionN/A

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Detail

Synopsis

An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube, possibly allowing symlink attacks.

Background

Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.

Description

TomáÅ¡ Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files securely.

Impact

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Minitube users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/minitube-1.6"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 11, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

[ 1 ] Minitube 1.6 Release http://flavio.tordini.org/minitube-1-6-released

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-18.xml

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-18.xml

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