DSA 679-1: New toolchain-source package fixes insecure temporary files
Posted on: 02/14/2005 09:38 AM

An updated toolchain-source package has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 679-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 14th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : toolchain-source
Vulnerability : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0159

Sean Finney discovered several insecure temporary file uses in toolchain-source, the GNU binutils and GCC source code and scripts. These bugs can lead a local attacker with minimal knowledge to trick the admin into overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack. The problems exist inside the Debian-specific tpkg-* scripts.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 3.4-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your toolchain-source 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: 532 a40a4bd817419cc8230a708920234140
Size/MD5 checksum: 25951549 f922410b108313705c4c32721403c93f

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 25962880 043b5163799735aa36cd163e86f26cfd

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

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