Debian Security Advisory DSA 500-1 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman May 1st, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
Package : flim Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0422
Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library for working with internet messages, where temporary files were created without taking appropriate precautions. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs. the 'chroot' option.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.14.3-9woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your flim package.
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
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 576 e355dde8fc5dfb1b6b86504ad98ecb3f http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 8044 71ee1b83fab4c323625b1dbd34a84497 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 165844 5931a530506e944f0605aeb022b5b97c
Architecture independent components:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 156874 525f828cc8022e80601cb5c67d10b482
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: email@example.com Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>