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    Debian: 'dialog' symlink attack

    Date 24 Dec 2000
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    dialog previously did not create them safely which made itsusceptible to a symlink attack.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-008-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
    December 25, 2000
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    Package        : dialog
    Problem type   : insecure temporary files
    Debian-specific: no
    Matt Kraai reported that he found a problem in the way dialog
    creates lock-files: it did not create them safely which made it
    susceptible to a symlink attack.
    This has been fixed in version 0.9a-20000118-3bis.
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    dpkg -i file.deb
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    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 78b6e69859bc18f738982d4f1bd390c7
          MD5 checksum: 9bd63778ae6f295d9c06d22ac5910b92
          MD5 checksum: ffa7381631cb24aa5d61dab7f2f1245b
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 57c04e1f8dec33de5dffee92d0b162cb
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 5735033a17262209a1130459229a0982
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: f38bbfaa0076a590fe2421eb2ab68a9f
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: e7d0985d05a750c6550dd778ab14863e
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 13033d33c56d4e18e8442cc2debaa6f8
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: c310130da0b7ba8ad8d52003db9669c3
      These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory$arch/ .
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