[SECURITY] [DSA-325-1] New eldav packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-06-19T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 325-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman June 19th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : eldav Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE Ids : CAN-2003-0438

eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.20020411-1woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an eldav package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.2-1.

We recommend that you update your eldav 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:      592 9dd06517b53570a595d5c368924ceda1
  Size/MD5 checksum:     3814 c4400b418452e1aea9a115a2af82e1aa
  Size/MD5 checksum:    12319 3b62e4b9b05eb1c8ef27e9f5d3b98db2

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    15546 5dc5beca6a1c57b5a4b32968ebc07da4

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>