Fedora 8 : audacity-1.3.2-21.fc8 (2008-3456)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32198


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A local attacker could exploit Audacity's insecure handling of the directory for temporary files to conduct symlink attacks in order to delete arbitrary files and directories with the privileges of the user running Audacity.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected audacity package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32198

File Name: fedora_2008-3456.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/11

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:audacity, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6061

FEDORA: 2008-3456