GLSA-201203-18 : Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59610


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-18 (Minitube: Insecure temporary file usage)

Tomáš Pružina reported that Minitube does not handle temporary files securely.
Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Minitube users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/minitube-1.6' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 11, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59610

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:minitube, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/16

Reference Information

BID: 50104

OSVDB: 76316

GLSA: 201203-18