DSA 460-1: New sysstat packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 03/10/2004 06:24 PM

Debian Security Advisory DSA 460-1

Package : sysstat
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0108

Alan Cox discovered that the isag utility (which graphically displays data collected by the sysstat tools), creates a temporary file without taking proper precautions. This vulnerability could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking
isag.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.1-1.

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

We recommend that you update your sysstat 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/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 646 a5040b1b689670af75bc8135ebec50da
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8645 2edda9778b575cf59a32888a65bc3789
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 99410 9bab6bb01949ba36ce0e5520699ebdf2

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/isag_4.0.4-1woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 15920 84586d337482345b6333ed3cca81ff76

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 101682 4cee5c4be51673e9c1a92c97ac6ee269

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 86300 1f1df8a9de4107fab4380c740bbf6229

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78078 e167208600a95a414438d9b2ec97070a

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 115154 323b9724eb6b58c471806662f807d3a8

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 95428 23ea1584bcb00d78a83193b43e0135b5

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74858 973dbfb3593919902b8364ffdc780be9

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 87796 496f1c560fd3bb907e9e84d90cc5a28f

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 87592 490cdbe90de212f602d161feafa03cde

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 86926 1d031e26e5a8a91ee887967995692864

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 83068 571f11004a9865497cdb454084cdce40

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 99288 a390e93d83008691833956ad7c41dc87

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


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