A vulnerability has been discovered in Hugin, potentially allowing for a Denial of Service.
|Package||media-gfx/hugin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.7_beta4-r1|
|Unaffected versions||revision >= 0.6.1-r1
Hugin is a GUI for creating and processing panoramic images.
Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the "hugin_debug_optim_results.txt" temporary file in an insecure manner.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability with a symlink attack, potentially overwriting an arbitrary file with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1"
December 05, 2007
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