Debian: bmv insecure temporary file creation fix

    Date11 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6808
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Peter Samuelson, upstream maintainer of bmv, a PostScript viewer for SVGAlib, discovered that temporary files are created in an insecure fashion. A malicious local user could cause arbitrary files to be overwritten by a symlink attack.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 633-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 11th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : bmv
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2003-0014
    
    Peter Samuelson, upstream maintainer of bmv, a PostScript viewer for
    SVGAlib, discovered that temporary files are created in an insecure
    fashion.  A malicious local user could cause arbitrary files to be
    overwritten by a symlink attack.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 1.2-14.2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2-17.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your bmv packages.
    
    
    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
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bmv/bmv_1.2-14.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      565 7b056960fafe4fca7c72083788cf5844
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bmv/bmv_1.2-14.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11811 ab4e7218ce67de842d3a78e1c8e11caf
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bmv/bmv_1.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    50755 40c881800edac6b1d2ce75ea8da6e6b4
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bmv/bmv_1.2-14.2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    21762 b625704138829c0dcd96a25e0a7f365b
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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