[SECURITY] [DSA 630-1] New lintian packages fix insecure temporary directory

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-01-10T09:17:43


Debian Security Advisory DSA 630-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 10th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : lintian Vulnerability : insecure temporary directory Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: yes CVE ID : CAN-2004-1000 Debian Bug : 286681

Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered a problem in lintian, the Debian package checker. The program removes the working directory even if it wasn't created at program start, removing an unrelated file or directory a malicious user inserted via a symlink attack.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.23.6.

We recommend that you upgrade your lintian 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:      505 03d54a4d67f1c784cbee0fdac29fd9d6
  Size/MD5 checksum:   198277 886c05fe72a348ca3db23856c59bf8af

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   171384 bc968e0eeebad128e743d716e4bc10e7

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>