[SECURITY] [DSA 927-1] New tkdiff packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-12-27T10:06:34


Debian Security Advisory DSA 927-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze December 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : tkdiff Vulnerability : insecure temporary file Problem type : local Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2005-3343

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that tkdiff, a graphical side by side "diff" utility, creates temporary files in an insecure fashion.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.08-3woody0.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-1sarge0.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tkdiff 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:      568 f331eee995b5ec3b5346b519c7147ee4
  Size/MD5 checksum:     3685 f00859ddd284e8016728b5a1d00b6fdd
  Size/MD5 checksum:    63171 197e9bee9812a5698889c589efd9b1ee

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    67308 7314490886f96610a31f71bc22513c7f

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      571 e54f2d9fcd23c386640502fbe119e2b0
  Size/MD5 checksum:     3973 decabcedfbb5b9fc7dfa8a48b661b563
  Size/MD5 checksum:    86258 c52f7d8d87ebe34fbba6b6bdf30f3c60

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    85468 c5fe0c83bfb827e2903a045767f03ded

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>