[SECURITY] [DSA 867-1] New module-assistant package fixes insecure temporary file

ID DEBIAN:DSA-867-1:1B817
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-10-20T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 867-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze October 20th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : module-assistant Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem type : local Debian-specific: yes CVE ID : CAN-2005-3121

Eduard Bloch discovered that a rule file in module-assistant, a tool to ease the creation of module packages, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion. It is usually executed from other packages as well.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a module-assistant package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.10.

We recommend that you upgrade your module-assistant 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 3.1 alias sarge

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      547 8b180e18564389093ca82a9269996187
  Size/MD5 checksum:    72635 3ca34cff020ac117570a1fdb05626512

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    71812 a793ec02a1d6a0514c7239085403a1b7

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>