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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201203-18 ] Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:50:29
Message-Id: 4F6335EB.1030904@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201203-18
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
===========

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
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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@g.o 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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