[SECURITY] [DSA 022-1] New version of exmh released

ID DEBIAN:DSA-022-1:C9744
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2001-01-26T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA-022-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 26, 2001

Package : exmh Vulnerability : local insecure tempfile creation Debian-specific: no

Former versions of the exmh program used /tmp for storing temporary files. No checks were made to ensure that nobody placed a symlink with the same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink attack. This could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any file writable by the user executing exmh. Upstream developers have reported and fixed this. The exmh program now use /tmp/login now unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR is set.

We recommend you upgrade your exmh packages immediately.

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures. This package does not contain any architecture dependent data (i.e. no compiled programs).

Source archives:

  MD5 checksum: 67cd5c52498b1dc120b608b151cbd44c
  MD5 checksum: 36f91fba778ff68881adb4022ae99403
  MD5 checksum: f3c6eedfa5720e236389e22234a57c24

Architecture independent:

  MD5 checksum: 326c6374703977be603579435d328cf8

These files will be moved into ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>