Debian: 'eldav' temp file vulnerabilities

    Date20 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 325-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 19th, 2003                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : eldav
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0438
    
    eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without
    taking appropriate security precautions.  This vulnerability could be
    exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the
    privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.20020411-1woody1.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an eldav
    package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.7.2-1.
    
    We recommend that you update your eldav 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
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      592 9dd06517b53570a595d5c368924ceda1
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3814 c4400b418452e1aea9a115a2af82e1aa
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12319 3b62e4b9b05eb1c8ef27e9f5d3b98db2
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15546 5dc5beca6a1c57b5a4b32968ebc07da4
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
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