DSA 1187-1: New migrationtools packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 09/30/2006 05:10 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 1187-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 30th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : migrationtools
Vulnerability : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-0512
Debian Bug : 338920

Jason Hoover discovered that migrationtools, a collection of scripts
to migrate user data to LDAP creates several temporary files insecurely,
which might lead to denial of service through a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 46-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 46-2.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your migrationtools 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/m/migrationtools/migrationtools_46-1sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 612 5a355cf02190e34db6b1ce980451f834
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/migrationtools/migrationtools_46-1sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7507 9ac40aa23b34c01679b706fe8cd2805f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/migrationtools/migrationtools_46.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 21069 dc80548f76d6aeba2b51b15751e08b21

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/migrationtools/migrationtools_46-1sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 23284 762bca33fb8b2bf74efabe0735a490b8


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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