Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201203-18 / Minitube
||March 16, 2012
||March 16, 2012: 1
All supported architectures
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Minitube,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
Minitube is a Qt4 YouTube desktop client.
Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files
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 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.