GLSA-200803-03 : Audacity: 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-200803-03
(Audacity: Insecure temporary file creation)

Viktor Griph reported that the 'AudacityApp::OnInit()' method in file
src/AudacityApp.cpp does not handle temporary files properly.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct symlink
attacks to delete arbitrary files and directories with the privileges
of the user running Audacity.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-03.xml

Solution :

All Audacity users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/audacity-1.3.4-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31330 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6061