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Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201203-18 / Minitube
Release Date March 16, 2012
Latest Revision March 16, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-video/minitube < 1.6 >= 1.6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #388867


An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube, possibly allowing symlink attacks.

2.  Impact Information


Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.


Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files securely.


A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Minitube users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # 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.

4.  References


Page updated March 16, 2012

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