[SECURITY] [DSA 1676-1] New flamethrower packages fix denial of service

2008-12-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:20935
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-12-02T00:00:00

Description

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1676-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ dann frazier December 01, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : flamethrower (0.1.8-1+etch1) Vulnerability : insecure temp file generation Problem type : local Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-5141 Debian Bug : 506350

Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.8-1+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.8-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your flamethrower 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 4.0 alias etch


Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.diff.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 3138 f6263743cb41f4f75ab9f4dbc76a71a5 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8.orig.tar.gz Size/MD5 checksum: 23485 04e1b6c5b4e72879e8aa69fcccb0491f http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.dsc Size/MD5 checksum: 598 4a880e477706f57bcfb806eb46a81922

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1_all.deb Size/MD5 checksum: 16880 fbc0c1b237503a9d88521b444e4319e0

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> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

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