[Backports-security-announce] Security Update for virtualbox-ose

ID DEBIAN:CB92C863D985638F440144987158E3D9:63768
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2008-11-13T09:16:48


Michael Meskes uploaded new packages for virtualbox-ose which fixed the following security problem:

Debian Bug #504149

Symlink vulnerability due to bad /tmp handling allowing an attacker to overwrite any files owned by the starting user of virtualbox.

For the etch-backports distribution the problem has been fixed in version 1.6.6-dfsg-3~bpo40+1.

For the lenny and sid distributions the problem has been fixed in version 1.6.6-dfsg-3.

Upgrade instructions

If you don't use pinning (see [1]) you have to update the packages manually via "apt-get -t etch-backports install <packagelist>" with the packagelist of your installed packages affected by this update. [1] <http://backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions>

We recommend to pin the backports repository to 200 so that new versions of installed backports will be installed automatically:

Package: * Pin: release a=etch-backports Pin-Priority: 200