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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-18

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-18
Posted Mar 16, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-18 - An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube, possibly allowing symlink attacks. Versions less than 1.6 are affected.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-18

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Severity: Normal
Title: Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: March 16, 2012
Bugs: #388867
ID: 201203-18

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/minitube < 1.6 >= 1.6

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

Tom=E1=9A Pru=9Eina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary file=
s
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
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[ 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

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 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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