Executive Summary

Title Amarok vulnerability
NameUSN-657-1First vendor Publication2008-10-21
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2008-10-21
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score3.3Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score4.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10:
amarok 2:1.4.7-0ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
amarok 2:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Amarok to effect
the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Dwayne Litzenberger discovered that Amarok created temporary files in
an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition to create
or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2008-3699)

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-657-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

CWE-59Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2009-04-09Name : Mandriva Update for amarok MDVSA-2008:172 (amarok)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2008_172.nasl
2009-03-23Name : Ubuntu Update for amarok vulnerability USN-657-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_657_1.nasl
2009-02-17Name : Fedora Update for amarok FEDORA-2008-7719
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_7719_amarok_fc8.nasl
2009-02-17Name : Fedora Update for amarok FEDORA-2008-7739
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_7739_amarok_fc9.nasl
2008-09-24Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200809-08 (amarok)
File : nvt/glsa_200809_08.nasl
0000-00-00Name : Slackware Advisory SSA:2008-241-01 amarok
File : nvt/esoft_slk_ssa_2008_241_01.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

47455Amarok magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadCo...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2009-04-23Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-657-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2009-04-23Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2008-172.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-09-10Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-7719.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-09-10Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-7739.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-09-09Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200809-08.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-08-30Name : The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
File : Slackware_SSA_2008-241-01.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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