squid -- insecure tempfile handling

ID DSA-019
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2001-01-25T00:00:00


WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the way that squid sends out email messages notifying the administrator about updating the program. This could lead to arbitrary files to get overwritten. However the code would only be executed if running a very bleeding edge release of squid, running a server whose time is set some number of months in the past and squid is crashing. Read it as hardly to exploit. This version also contains more upstream bugfixes wrt. dots in hostnames and improper HTML quoting.