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Audacity Insecure Temporary Files

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Release Date:  2007-11-28    Last Update:  2009-05-04    Views:  9,352

Secunia Advisory SA27841

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Manipulation of data, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Viktor Griph has reported a security issue in Audacity, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to delete arbitrary files and directories.

The security issue is caused due to the "AudacityApp::OnInit()" method in src/AudacityApp.cpp handling temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to delete arbitrary files and directories via symlink attacks, or to cause a deadlock.

The security issue is reported in version 1.3.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in version 1.3.5 (audacity-unstable).

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Viktor Griph

Original Advisory:
Audacity:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=597859

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199751

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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