DSA 460-2: New sysstat packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 04/04/2004 06:28 AM

Another sysstat update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 460-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
April 3rd, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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.

The update used in DSA 460-1 did not fix every occurrence of the bug. DSA 460-2 includes a more complete fix.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.4-1woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.2-1.

We recommend that you update your sysstat 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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 646 7f580bd95e4beb891308f768d23c8cf7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 9034 84514ad26e9ee46ef816a48cc0130aca
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_4.0.4-1woody2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 15948 51625bb242d8813a5a36b6f46762037d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 101734 b01b8832667c4b2ccfe1491761ae3262

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 86348 d1e0b2ce8b9dd2be66127c6de76aad3e

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78712 3b33e776572470aa69c0d38989277205

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 115198 d9cc1e755a52348c8cced764616609a5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 95478 1fe245a0dfa1660cc15ba98b8f37ee17

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74918 f451be4419f98e8d3a2a8698385a64c5

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 87870 85fad1a5a2c7b80860a821ccb72506e3

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 87652 d73a29ed3a0bf19d2998276646c73934

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 86980 b7e43a983e0bef5525249d76151de17c

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 83140 9741e6555f390f9248b53be845e72376

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 99346 ebfb5cfe81ac719d76bed6f71a232bec

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


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