DSA 622-1: New htmlheadline package fixes insecure temporary files
Posted on: 01/03/2005 09:00 AM

A new htmlheadline package has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

Debian Security Advisory DSA 622-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 3rd, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : htmlheadline
Vulnerability : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1181

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has discovered multiple insecure uses of temporary files that could lead to overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 21.8-3.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain this package.

We recommend that you upgrade your htmlheadline 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: 579 36da72a4ff991d7646a77eb7d8789f8a
Size/MD5 checksum: 5383 8c098ae1c43cf8f5f702191864e29b84
Size/MD5 checksum: 42360 319b218bd8c787a1455540a85428adc6

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 44570 c55c6906ba256b1731d8d6c5a151eaf1

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

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