DSA 907-1: New ipmenu packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 11/23/2005 06:22 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 907-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
November 23rd, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : ipmenu
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2004-2569
BugTraq ID : 10269
Debian Bug : 244709

Akira Yoshiyama noticed that ipmenu, an cursel iptables/iproute2 GUI,
creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion allowing a local
attacker to overwrite arbitrary files utilising a symlink attack.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.3-4woody1

The stable distribution (sarge) does not contain the ipmenu package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.3-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your ipmenu package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 561 89c838a80091dd0f86b8fa3455edf519
Size/MD5 checksum: 2307 0ba4d3b6153ea509c9d4617f98ae3893
Size/MD5 checksum: 27078 e8c5de8c6d8ec97760c1a9d39d90fb18

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 23150 85df22e0cb86e28f3a57ed2687d7b863

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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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