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Debian: centericq 4.20.0

Date 13 Jul 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Eric Romang discovered that centericq, a text-mode multi-protocol instant messenger client, creates some temporary files with predictable filenames and is hence vulnerable to symlink attacks by local attackers.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 754-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
July 13th, 2005               
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Package        : centericq
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1914
BugTraq ID     : 14144

Eric Romang discovered that centericq, a text-mode multi-protocol
instant messenger client, creates some temporary files with
predictable filenames and is hence vulnerable to symlink attacks by
local attackers.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.20.0-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.20.0-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your centericq 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1796894 874165f4fbd40e3be677bdd1696cee9d

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  ARM architecture:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1325720 72cb751add782b3b5c1e91878506c761

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

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