GLSA-200709-08 : id3lib: Insecure temporary file creation
High Nessus Plugin ID 26098
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll id3lib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/id3lib-3.8.3-r6'