DSA 633-1: New bmv package fixes insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 01/11/2005 03:45 PM

A new bmv package has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 633-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 11th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : bmv
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2003-0014

Peter Samuelson, upstream maintainer of bmv, a PostScript viewer for SVGAlib, discovered that temporary files are created in an insecure fashion. A malicious local user could cause arbitrary files to be overwritten by a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-14.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-17.

We recommend that you upgrade your bmv packages.

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: 565 7b056960fafe4fca7c72083788cf5844
Size/MD5 checksum: 11811 ab4e7218ce67de842d3a78e1c8e11caf
Size/MD5 checksum: 50755 40c881800edac6b1d2ce75ea8da6e6b4

Intel IA-32 architecture:

Size/MD5 checksum: 21762 b625704138829c0dcd96a25e0a7f365b

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

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