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Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:43:20 -0400
From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers@...onical.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: CVE Request: libimobiledevice insecure /tmp use

Hello,

In libimobiledevice, the following commit:

http://cgit.sukimashita.com/libimobiledevice.git/commit/src?id=825d...

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.

Bugs:
http://libiphone.lighthouseapp.com/projects/27916-libiphone/tickets/331-insecure-tmp-directory-use
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libimobiledevice/+bug/1164263

Could a CVE please be assigned to this issue?

Thanks,

Marc.

-- 
Marc Deslauriers
Ubuntu Security Engineer     | http://www.ubuntu.com/
Canonical Ltd.               | http://www.canonical.com/

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