Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 857557
Totem-mozplugin temp files created in user homedir instead of $TMP
Last modified: 2013-07-31 17:03:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Totem-mozplugin tries to create tmpfiles in user homedir to play mp3 files (and possible other media).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 X86_64 / FF15 / totem-mozplugin 3.4.3-1
Solid, 100% of the time
Install FC17/X86_64 with FF15 and totem-mozplugin 3.4.3-1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC17/X86_64 with FF15 and totem-mozplugin 3.4.3-1. (Possibly needed are 3rd party plugins for mp3 and/or other nonfree formats?) Enable SElinux
2. Browse to website that serves .mp3 audiofile or other format that requires totem-mozplugin to create tmp files
3. SElinux blocks access to user homedir and mediafile not being played.
Actual results: SElinux (correctly) refuses to let the plugin create files in the user homedir.
Expected results: Plugin should create (temporary) files in /tmp directory, or wherever $TMP directs to.
Additional info: Allowing FireFox plugins universal read/write/create/delete rights into user homedir is a big security hazard and should not happen. Either Fedora should fix this, or advocate a fix upstream in the Totem development team.
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