Debian 2.1: race condition present in make

    Date21 Feb 2000
    CategoryDebian
    2318
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to arace condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make usedmktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a knownpotential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    February 20, 2000
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    Package: make
    Vulnerability type: symlink attack
    Debian-specific: no
    
    The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a
    race condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make used
    mktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a known
    potential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.
    
    This has been fixed in version 3.77-5slink. We recommend you upgrade
    your make package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
      680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.
    
        Source archives:
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77.orig.tar.gz
            MD5Dum: b8264b1f8579d810a6de5db634aeafe4
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.diff.gz
            MD5Dum: 4cf0016add45fb2bb1986cdcf3df4df2
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.dsc
            MD5Dum: 351d1492a17cd4b38f522037a2714a86
    
        Alpha architecture:
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/make_3.77-5slink_alpha.deb
            MD5Dum: a253a6d897edbc163595dbedefbfd8bc
    
        Intel ia32 architecture:
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/make_3.77-5slink_i386.deb
            MD5Dum: 78367bf9f0d309d732eaa57bc9008462
    
        Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/make_3.77-5slink_m68k.deb
            MD5Dum: 678955fdde1a099db1ac7719e7026cbc
    
        Sun Sparc architecture:
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/make_3.77-5slink_sparc.deb
            MD5Dum: 87b8ff54ca2f9c1113349da5cf591331
    
        Architecture independent archive (for completeness):
          http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-all/make-doc_3.77-5slink_all.deb
            MD5Dum: cb63706913f8202c52ead1031a8494dc
    
    
    
      These files will be moved into
      ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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