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<glsa id="200709-08">
<title>id3lib: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in id3lib allowing local users to
overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
<product type="ebuild">id3lib</product>
<announced>September 15, 2007</announced>
<revised>September 15, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="media-libs/id3lib" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.8.3-r6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.8.3-r6</vulnerable>
id3lib is an open-source, cross-platform software development library
for reading, writing, and manipulating ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags.
Nikolaus Schulz discovered that the function RenderV2ToFile() in file
src/tag_file.cpp creates temporary files in an insecure manner.
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a symlink attack
to overwrite arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All id3lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/id3lib-3.8.3-r6&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-4460</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 13 Sep 2007 20:50:09 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 14 Sep 2007 08:35:20 +0000">