[SECURITY] [DSA 286-1] New gs-common packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-04-14T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 286-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze April 14th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : gs-common Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no

Paul Szabo discovered insecure creation of a temporary file in ps2epsi, a script that is distributed as part of gs-common which contains common files for different Ghostscript releases. ps2epsiuses a temporary file in the process of invoking ghostscript. This file was created in an insecure fashion, which could allow a local attacker to overwrite files owned by a user who invokes ps2epsi.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your gs-common 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 below:

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      522 16e9ffda57fcdb6c48e977e499fd8671
  Size/MD5 checksum:    16202 9588ecfa64ccffdc50df77cdf282edc0

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    23008 77cc8798e636d26f6fa3a9913afc1de4

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

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>