Bug 857557 - Totem-mozplugin temp files created in user homedir instead of $TMP
Totem-mozplugin temp files created in user homedir instead of $TMP
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-14 16:10 EDT by Homme Bitter
Modified: 2013-07-31 17:03 EDT (History)
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Description Homme Bitter 2012-09-14 16:10:37 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

How reproducible:

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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