USN-657-1: Amarok vulnerability

21 October 2008

amarok vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10

Software Description

  • amarok


Dwayne Litzenberger discovered that Amarok created temporary files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-3699)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
amarok - 2:
Ubuntu 7.10
amarok - 2:1.4.7-0ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Amarok to effect the necessary changes.