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[GLSA-200501-42] VDR: Arbitrary file overwriting issue Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
VDR: Arbitrary file overwriting issue
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-42
(VDR: Arbitrary file overwriting issue)
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena from the Debian Security Audit Team
discovered that VDR accesses user-controlled files insecurely.
A local attacker could create malicious links and invoke a VDR
recording that would overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VDR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vdr-1.2.6-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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