DSA 960-1: New libmail-audit-perl packages fix insecure temporary file use
Posted on: 01/31/2006 11:32 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 960-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 31st, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libmail-audit-perl
Vulnerability : insecure temporay file createion
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-4536
Debian Bug : 344029

Niko Tyni discovered that the Mail::Audit module, a Perl library for
creating simple mail filters, logs to a temporary file with a
predictable filename in an insecure fashion when logging is turned on,
which is not the case by default.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.0-4woody1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1-5sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1-5sarge1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libmail-audit-perl 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/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.0-4woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 663 f1cc82dae98e2a7ae42e29e757797b41
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.0-4woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5548 64f85349649a968db3493fa8ba27aea1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.0.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 12526 3bc6043611f0fabdd856498e25bd48f6

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.0-4woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 29446 d7e0e9264e08f04777eb05f543956498
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/mail-audit-tools_2.0-4woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 8840 f97415f72fcf1806b18e9e059ae5c6e0


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.1-5sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 786 766a0a1d409fb6a55d0fd28cfeb9139d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.1-5sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4227 48ed975c7c87db86bcafde084cde94a5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 21669 b52b1142fa9ed7d847c531186f913ea6

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/libmail-audit-perl_2.1-5sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 41836 38128df51141ba4bd495f3d698629b52
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmail-audit-perl/mail-audit-tools_2.1-5sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12176 1d898a6a9f2a40cad0416d5b107df3bd


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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