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Bug 250474 (CVE-2008-5375) - <media-sound/cmus-2.2.0-r1 cmus-status-display symlink attack (CVE-2008-5375)
Summary: <media-sound/cmus-2.2.0-r1 cmus-status-display symlink attack (CVE-2008-5375)
Alias: CVE-2008-5375
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa]
Depends on:
Blocks: debian-tempfile
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Reported: 2008-12-10 04:42 UTC by stupendoussteve
Modified: 2009-09-09 13:34 UTC (History)
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Description stupendoussteve 2008-12-10 04:42:46 UTC
From CVE-2008-5375 (
 cmus-status-display in cmus 2.2.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/cmus-status temporary file.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-12 06:19:40 UTC
*cmus-2.2.0-r1 (12 May 2009)

  12 May 2009; Samuli Suominen <> +cmus-2.2.0-r1.ebuild,
  CVE-2008-5375, symlink attack wrt #250474.

amd64/x86, please test and mark stable.
security, please adjust the bug fields, still can't remember how you want it done :-)
Comment 2 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-12 12:14:55 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 3 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2009-05-13 18:20:48 UTC
amd64 stable, all arches done.
Comment 4 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-13 18:48:51 UTC
And vulnerable version removed from tree.
Comment 5 Tobias Heinlein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-22 10:46:41 UTC
All arches done, entering [glsa?]. I vote YES.
Comment 6 Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-06-23 20:29:54 UTC
Yes too. Request filed.
Comment 7 Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-09-09 13:34:43 UTC
GLSA 200909-08