[SECURITY] [DSA 633-1] New bmv package fixes insecure temporary file creation

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-01-11T11:39:36


Debian Security Advisory DSA 633-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 11th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : bmv Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2003-0014

Peter Samuelson, upstream maintainer of bmv, a PostScript viewer for SVGAlib, discovered that temporary files are created in an insecure fashion. A malicious local user could cause arbitrary files to be overwritten by a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-14.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-17.

We recommend that you upgrade your bmv packages.

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:      565 7b056960fafe4fca7c72083788cf5844
  Size/MD5 checksum:    11811 ab4e7218ce67de842d3a78e1c8e11caf
  Size/MD5 checksum:    50755 40c881800edac6b1d2ce75ea8da6e6b4

Intel IA-32 architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    21762 b625704138829c0dcd96a25e0a7f365b

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>