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Debian: 'elvis-tiny' vulnerability

Date 22 Nov 2000
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Topi Miettinen audited elvis-tiny and raised an issue covering the useand creation of temporary files.

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Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           Martin Schulze
November 22, 2000
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Package        : elvis-tiny
Problem type   : /tmp-file vulnerability
Debian-specific: no

Topi Miettinen audited elvis-tiny and raised an issue covering the use
and creation of temporary files.  Those files are created with a
predictable pattern and O_EXCL flag is not used when opening. This
makes users of elvis-tiny vulnerable to race conditions and/or data

This problem has been fixed in version 1.4-10 and we recommend that
you upgrade your elvis-tiny packages immediately.

This problem does not exist in the big elvis package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team.  We
  highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0,
  PowerPC and Sun SPARC architectures.  Fixes are available for all of
  them and will be included in 2.2r2.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: d9c3bac777d0981f7ff5e9348dc93a4d
      MD5 checksum: eaec6ff7d7796260ef1a956ce1089bdd
      MD5 checksum: 884cc10828f6a134dfdc218a6cb0cb0e

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2590ee56961063492e4ea9042405cff0

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 7e7d705d069d12f9a6f2aafd887f16d5

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5c53b7b9b8f9f61e64d39f51a57a684c

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c4198630e2860fb4ed0acc3f2d28f3fa

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: e2578f19a8d8ebac6b68e7bccb4a263d

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 15c862e3debe027092edba3ab4ae62b3

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody
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  This version of Debian is not yet released.

  Fixes are already installed in the archive for Alpha, ARM and Intel
  ia32.  Fixes for Motorola 680x0, PowerPC, and SPARC will be made
  available in the Debian archive over the next several days.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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