Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage — GLSA 201203-18

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

Affected Packages

media-video/minitube on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6
Unaffected versions >= 1.6

Background

Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.

Description

Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files 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

Release Date
March 16, 2012

Latest Revision
March 16, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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