DSA 500-1: New flim packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 05/02/2004 06:15 AM

New film packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 500-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
May 1st, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : flim
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0422

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library for working with internet messages, where temporary files were created without taking appropriate precautions. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs. the 'chroot' option.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.14.3-9woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your flim 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:

Size/MD5 checksum: 576 e355dde8fc5dfb1b6b86504ad98ecb3f
Size/MD5 checksum: 8044 71ee1b83fab4c323625b1dbd34a84497
Size/MD5 checksum: 165844 5931a530506e944f0605aeb022b5b97c

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 156874 525f828cc8022e80601cb5c67d10b482

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

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