GLSA-200501-42 : VDR: Arbitrary file overwriting issue

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-42
(VDR: Arbitrary file overwriting issue)

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit Team
discovered that VDR accesses user-controlled files insecurely.

Impact :

A local attacker could create malicious links and invoke a VDR
recording that would overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All VDR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vdr-1.2.6-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16433 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-42.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0071