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<glsa id="201203-18">
<title>Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage</title>
<synopsis>An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">Minitube</product>
<announced>March 16, 2012</announced>
<revised>March 16, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="media-video/minitube" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.6</vulnerable>
<p>Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.</p>
<p>Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Minitube users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=media-video/minitube-1.6"
<p>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.
<uri link="">Minitube 1.6
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:07:35 +0000" tag="requester">ackle</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:06:53 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>