GLSA-200709-08 : id3lib: Insecure temporary file creation

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-08
(id3lib: Insecure temporary file creation)

Nikolaus Schulz discovered that the function RenderV2ToFile() in file
src/tag_file.cpp creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a symlink attack
to overwrite arbitrary files.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-08.xml

Solution :

All id3lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/id3lib-3.8.3-r6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26098 (gentoo_GLSA-200709-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25372

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4460