[SECURITY] [DSA 500-1] New flim packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2004-05-01T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 500-1 security@debian.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.

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:      576 e355dde8fc5dfb1b6b86504ad98ecb3f
  Size/MD5 checksum:     8044 71ee1b83fab4c323625b1dbd34a84497
  Size/MD5 checksum:   165844 5931a530506e944f0605aeb022b5b97c

Architecture independent components:

  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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>