DSA 927-1: New tkdiff packages fix insecure temporary file creation
Posted on: 12/27/2005 11:12 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 927-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
December 27th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : tkdiff
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-3343

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit project
discovered that tkdiff, a graphical side by side "diff" utility,
creates temporary files in an insecure fashion.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.08-3woody0.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.2-1sarge0.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.2-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tkdiff 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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody0.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 568 f331eee995b5ec3b5346b519c7147ee4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody0.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3685 f00859ddd284e8016728b5a1d00b6fdd
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 63171 197e9bee9812a5698889c589efd9b1ee

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody0_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 67308 7314490886f96610a31f71bc22513c7f


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge0.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 571 e54f2d9fcd23c386640502fbe119e2b0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge0.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3973 decabcedfbb5b9fc7dfa8a48b661b563
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 86258 c52f7d8d87ebe34fbba6b6bdf30f3c60

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge0_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 85468 c5fe0c83bfb827e2903a045767f03ded


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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