Debian: catdoc temporary file vulnerability fix

    Date28 Oct 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2231
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 575-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 28th, 2004                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : catdoc
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2003-0193
    Debian Bug     : 183525
    
    A temporary file problem has been discovered in xlsview from the
    catdoc suite, convertors from Word to TeX and plain text, which could
    lead to local users being able to overwrite arbitrary files via a
    symlink attack on predictable temporary file names.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.91.5-1.woody3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.91.5-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your catdoc 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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      571 5fbd54b800449adcf10d9498fec33c4c
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14289 652e8c7c13aeb743db5b22ad19b86358
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   123460 9d9b32b4d579ea143989533e91bc196c
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    78750 a95948f97107f79d1ae917128c489729
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    66898 94f0f2f0bccb8abbed2f70fd70d8d9f1
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    83648 7ad9075148ffeda180c904ee680f75e5
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    71094 ca3b29e69806dbaf8e452c44fa240785
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    65900 59af477395669716660602080a337d76
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73720 116e8e1521724514c9d93226f616ad56
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73726 6d8e050ad06cee6970fa4771da484b45
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    68090 d9d5e32d398c76497fbc3408b163ed18
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    67120 0834a0f473eaf106576e7b7034e3fe5c
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/catdoc/catdoc_0.91.5-1.woody3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    70882 3977e5706886c40c320062b3a4800b7e
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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