Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : audacity (MDVSA-2008:074)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37588


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Audacity creates a temporary directory with a predictable name without checking for previous existence of that directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (recording deadlock) by creating the directory before Audacity is run. This issue can also be leveraged to delete arbitrary files or directories via a symlink attack.

The updated package fixes the issue.


Update the affected audacity package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37588

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-074.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:audacity, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6061

MDVSA: 2008:074