id3lib: Insecure temporary file creation

2007-09-15T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200709-08
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2007-09-15T00:00:00

Description

Background

id3lib is an open-source, cross-platform software development library for reading, writing, and manipulating ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags.

Description

Nikolaus Schulz discovered that the function RenderV2ToFile() in file src/tag_file.cpp creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All id3lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/id3lib-3.8.3-r6"