USN-243-1: tuxpaint vulnerability

16 January 2006

tuxpaint vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description

Details

Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a discovered that the tuxpaint-import.sh script created a temporary file in an insecure way. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running tuxpaint.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10
tuxpaint

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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