DSA 656-1: New vdr packages fix insecure file access
Posted on: 01/25/2005 11:36 AM

New vdr packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 656-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 25th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : vdr
Vulnerability : insecure file access
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0071

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit Team has discovered that the vdr daemon which is used for video disk recorders for DVB cards can overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.0-1woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.6-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your vdr 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: 580 b948b3b68a18e5f909dd9479a9841f8a
Size/MD5 checksum: 431964 3e2a7e792b21258a56bfb54ff7aee702

Intel IA-32 architecture:

Size/MD5 checksum: 68802 a881e0f34fdf75cbb9444221412f29e3
Size/MD5 checksum: 151954 a43a1eba9ed48ca81f4953cc2bb17236
Size/MD5 checksum: 152562 37f7d263a57337e6a5087944e15e9f46
Size/MD5 checksum: 153020 1b08452b0cb57abe74024521fbca4c32
Size/MD5 checksum: 154642 b0f7570129a1cd8c0594258750207cba

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

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