Debian: 'dialog' vulnerability

    Date24 Dec 2000
    CategoryDebian
    2529
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Matt Kraai reported that he found a problem in the way dialogcreates lock-files: it 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. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         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.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 78b6e69859bc18f738982d4f1bd390c7
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 9bd63778ae6f295d9c06d22ac5910b92
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/dialog_0.9a-20000118.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: ffa7381631cb24aa5d61dab7f2f1245b
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 57c04e1f8dec33de5dffee92d0b162cb
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 5735033a17262209a1130459229a0982
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: f38bbfaa0076a590fe2421eb2ab68a9f
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: e7d0985d05a750c6550dd778ab14863e
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: 13033d33c56d4e18e8442cc2debaa6f8
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/dialog_0.9a-20000118-3bis_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: c310130da0b7ba8ad8d52003db9669c3
    
      These files will be moved into
       ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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