blob: dc3f4a866e2a20a6865ed1b11dbafc3d0ec5515d [file] [log] [blame]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<glsa id="200909-08">
<title>C* music player: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in the C* music player,
allowing for symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">cmus</product>
<announced>September 09, 2009</announced>
<revised>September 09, 2009: 01</revised>
<package name="media-sound/cmus" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.0-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.0-r1</vulnerable>
The C* Music Player (cmus) is a modular and very configurable
ncurses-based audio player.
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported that cmus-status-display does not handle
the "/tmp/cmus-status" temporary file securely.
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All C* music player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-sound/cmus-2.2.0-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-5375</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:29:45 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:44:23 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 31 Aug 2009 03:37:47 +0000">