DSA 630-1: New lintian packages fix insecure temporary directory
Posted on: 01/10/2005 08:03 AM

New lintian packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0

Debian Security Advisory DSA 630-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 10th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : lintian
Vulnerability : insecure temporary directory
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1000
Debian Bug : 286681

Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered a problem in lintian, the Debian package checker. The program removes the working directory even if it wasn't created at program start, removing an unrelated file or directory a malicious user inserted via a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.23.6.

We recommend that you upgrade your lintian 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: 505 03d54a4d67f1c784cbee0fdac29fd9d6
Size/MD5 checksum: 198277 886c05fe72a348ca3db23856c59bf8af

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 171384 bc968e0eeebad128e743d716e4bc10e7

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

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