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Secunia Security Advisory 48695

Secunia Security Advisory 48695
Posted Apr 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in Gajim, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48695

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TITLE:
Gajim Insecure Temporary File Creation Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48695

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48695/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48695

RELEASE DATE:
2012-04-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48695/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48695/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48695

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in Gajim, which can be exploited
by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated
privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the "get_tmpfile_name()" function
(src/common/latex.py) creating temporary files in an insecure manner,
which can be exploited to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files via symlink
attacks.

The security issue is reported in version 0.15. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the Mercurial repository.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Nico Golde

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Gajim:
https://trac.gajim.org/changeset/13759/src/common/latex.py

Nico Golde:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q2/47

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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