Audacity uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink attack.
|Package||media-sound/audacity on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.4-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.4-r1|
Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.
Viktor Griph reported that the "AudacityApp::OnInit()" method in file src/AudacityApp.cpp does not handle temporary files properly.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink attacks to delete arbitrary files and directories with the privileges of the user running Audacity.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1"
March 02, 2008
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