DSA 1531-1: New policyd-weight packages fix insecure temporary files
Posted on: 03/27/2008 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-1531-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Thijs Kinkhorst
March 27, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : policyd-weight
Vulnerability : insecurity temporary files
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no

Chris Howells discovered that policyd-weight, a policy daemon for the Postfix
mail transport agent, created its socket in an insecure way, which may be
exploited to overwrite or remove arbitary files from the local system.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
0.1.14-beta-6etch1.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain a policyd-weight package.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.


We recommend that you upgrade your policyd-weight 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4967 e8f97333e6434de752bd3e83293a9f86
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 45179 fb4829a57c8b805fe981ee949a145042
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 900 3e9bbeb7fc9ee1d7deff549558daecf4

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 43534 db04606129cfd2f00175ec8a1f0cf469


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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