Debian: debmake insecure temporary directories fix

    Date22 Dec 2004
    CategoryDebian
    5804
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the debstd script from debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, created temporary directories in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the victim.
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 615-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    December 22nd, 2004                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : debmake
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1179
    Debian Bug     : 286382
    
    Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the debstd script from
    debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, created
    temporary directories in an insecure manner.  This can be exploited by
    a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the victim.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6.10.woody.1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.7.7.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your debmake 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/d/debmake/debmake_3.6.10.woody.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      497 fcbfe41a644d608b165a1e21ac578115
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debmake/debmake_3.6.10.woody.1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39960 9c32e99bb95f3d62d91fa613e282951a
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/d/debmake/debmake_3.6.10.woody.1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44572 b15c79fd0c73a2d665628092eee19027
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"1","pct":55.56,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"3","type":"x","order":"2","pct":33.33,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"1","type":"x","order":"3","pct":11.11,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    Advisories

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.