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<glsa id="200803-03">
<title>Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation</title>
<synopsis>
Audacity uses temporary files in an insecure manner, allowing for a symlink
attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">audacity</product>
<announced>March 02, 2008</announced>
<revised>March 02, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>199751</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-sound/audacity" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.4-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.4-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Audacity is a free cross-platform audio editor.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Viktor Griph reported that the "AudacityApp::OnInit()" method in file
src/AudacityApp.cpp does not handle temporary files properly.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6061">CVE-2007-6061</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:55:24 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:46:54 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:47:07 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>