CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-3699

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: Aug 14, 2008 | Modified: Aug 08, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
3.3 LOW
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The MagnatuneBrowser::listDownloadComplete function in magnatunebrowser/magnatunebrowser.cpp in Amarok before 1.4.10 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the album_info.xml temporary file.

Weakness

The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Amarok Amarok 1.4.9.1 1.4.9.1
Amarok Ubuntu devel *
Amarok Ubuntu feisty *
Amarok Ubuntu gutsy *
Amarok Ubuntu hardy *
Amarok Ubuntu upstream *

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

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