Hugin: Insecure temporary file creation

2007-12-05T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200712-01
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2007-12-05T00:00:00

Description

Background

Hugin is a GUI for creating and processing panoramic images.

Description

Suse Linux reported that Hugin creates the "hugin_debug_optim_results.txt" temporary file in an insecure manner.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability with a symlink attack, potentially overwriting an arbitrary file with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Hugin users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/hugin-0.6.1-r1"