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[SECURITY] [DSA 658-1] New libdbi-perl packages fix insecure temporary file

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 658-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 25th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : libdbi-perl
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0077

Javier FernΓ‘ndez-Sanguino PeΓ±a from the Debian Security Audit Project
discovered that the DBI library, the Perl5 database interface, creates
a tmporary PID file in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a
malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the person
executing the parts of the library.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.21-2woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.46-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your libdbi-perl 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 587 778cd2081c6c996e962e5ccd6100b1e8

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 12117 b96cca05e51fcab8c6ca55c00644d3fd

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 208384 c781eee2559de5e4a72e28a8120cb1d9

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 345058 014d047dbb24fd94d1a1437244644cd8

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 342540 896f3fe01eb1702df395c8f4ea3b6877

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 337802 82348c4c37c6636b85b5fa18d5e00f66

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 356854 b800c42bcdbd3fef74ab630f1a066682

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 345808 5cebb7436af6e22050de51ea895a62ed

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 338592 202c8161fcdb618b6fbe236499d560af

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 338102 3689ef5cf728e7108206cd9140f682bc

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 338494 bd6f8206898feb05d613f06e30b78e5b

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 342782 dd2b2637b3c15d472c5053c586a99e1d

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 340908 274999cd7e3758367fef5f39fa44e888

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libd/libdbi-perl/libdbi-perl_1.21-2woody2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 344732 5bf3bb91f4a0de5af59d6a2a7d70cecf

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: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/&lt;pkg&gt;

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