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Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:43:20 -0400
From: Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject: CVE Request: libimobiledevice insecure /tmp use


In libimobiledevice, the following commit:

Falls back to creating files in /tmp if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and $HOME are
unset. In some distros, upowerd runs this as root, which causes files in
/tmp to be created and updated in an insecure manner as root, allowing
for symlink attacks.


Could a CVE please be assigned to this issue?



Marc Deslauriers
Ubuntu Security Engineer     |
Canonical Ltd.               |

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