DSA 1035-1: New fcheck packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 04/15/2006 12:12 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1035-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
April 15th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : fcheck
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CVE-2006-1753

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that
a cronjob contained in fcheck, a file integrity checker, creates
a temporary file in an insecure fashion.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.59-7sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.59-8

We recommend that you upgrade your fcheck package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 584 54262b28cbd90e16c251c5bf2b980380
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 12765 f58245e36a86b48513042b450c7baf1a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 32864 bdf767b294b4f706742fb96913df37f0

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 33622 e89d891255c37bcdf38097b9344312c7


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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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 lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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