Linux Security
Linux Security
Linux Security

Debian: DSA-3048-1: apt security update

Date 08 Oct 2014
174
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Guillem Jover discovered that the changelog retrieval functionality in apt-get used temporary files in an insecure way, allowing a local user to cause arbitrary files to be overwritten.

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-3048-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
October 08, 2014                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : apt
CVE ID         : CVE-2014-7206
Debian Bug     : 763780

Guillem Jover discovered that the changelog retrieval functionality in
apt-get used temporary files in an insecure way, allowing a local user
to cause arbitrary files to be overwritten.

This vulnerability is neutralized by the fs.protected_symlinks setting in
the Linux kernel, which is enabled by default in Debian 7 Wheezy and up.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.7.9+deb7u6.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.9.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your apt packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisories

LinuxSecurity Poll

How frequently do you patch/update your system?

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/52-how-frequently-do-you-patch-update-your-system?task=poll.vote&format=json
52
radio
[{"id":"179","title":"As soon as patches\/updates are released - I track advisories for my distro(s) diligently","votes":"69","type":"x","order":"1","pct":75.82,"resources":[]},{"id":"180","title":"Every so often, when I think of it","votes":"14","type":"x","order":"2","pct":15.38,"resources":[]},{"id":"181","title":"Hardly ever","votes":"8","type":"x","order":"3","pct":8.79,"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

Please vote first in order to view vote results.

VOTE ON THE POLL PAGE


VIEW MORE POLLS

bottom 200

Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

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