DSA 615-1: New debmake package fixes insecure temporary directories
Posted on: 12/22/2004 07:39 PM

New debmake packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 615-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
December 22nd, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : debmake
Vulnerability : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1179
Debian Bug : 286382

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the debstd script from debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, created temporary directories in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the victim.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.10.woody.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.7.

We recommend that you upgrade your debmake 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: 497 fcbfe41a644d608b165a1e21ac578115
Size/MD5 checksum: 39960 9c32e99bb95f3d62d91fa613e282951a

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 44572 b15c79fd0c73a2d665628092eee19027

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

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