[SECURITY] [DSA 1269-1] New lookup-el packages fix insecure temporary file

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2007-03-18T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 1269-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze March 18th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : lookup-el Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2007-0237

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered that Lookup, a search interface to electronic dictionaries on emacsen, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion when the ndeb-binary feature is used, which allows a local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-3sarge1.

For the testing distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your lookup-el package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

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

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      585 2daf45b112f1b688658faf610308962e
  Size/MD5 checksum:     7115 f27e58e4ea0df6b08e808624a8fcb4e2
  Size/MD5 checksum:   349751 05d12aa8921969b449a6f2a47bb00247

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   228002 30c9393256c1029e3742892e3bc16a6f

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

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>