USN-657-1: Amarok vulnerability
21 October 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 7.10
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Amarok to effect the necessary changes.