DescriptionThe RenderV2ToFile function in tag_file.cpp in id3lib (aka libid3) 3.8.3 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file whose name is constructed from the name of a file being tagged.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1365-1, DSA-1365-2, DSA-1365-3
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs438540

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
id3lib3.8.3 (PTS)jessie, wheezy3.8.3-15fixed
stretch, sid3.8.3-16.2fixed

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