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Debian: 'ed' vulnerability

Date 28 Nov 2000
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool)created temporary files unsafely.

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Debian Security Advisory 001-1                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
November 29, 2000
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Package        : ed
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no

Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool)
created temporary files unsafely. This has been fixed in version

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:
      MD5 checksum: 8f5e75fa0f1a8bcb5b2543aae5959701
      MD5 checksum: 311df85a3e80149b92f9070301eae1b9
      MD5 checksum: ddd57463774cae9b50e70cd51221281b

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 36c073a80dd76df83d340208eaf890bf

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 73ffc5a13a0bc48f1a323cf84311caeb

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: bb6dbb9648a71c56d2cf1eb353407acf

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5bc6b3054a5c995656153aa1b9e5509b

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: caf9df91afac75c11264d1ebb70e56cb

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: a940e903a4e3ae47dfbe5e5bc953e423

  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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apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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