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    Debian: flim Insecure temporary file vulnerability

    Date 10 May 2004
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 500-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    https://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    May 1st, 2004                            https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : flim
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0422
    
    Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library
    for working with internet messages, where temporary files were created
    without taking appropriate precautions.  This vulnerability could
    potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the
    privileges of the user running emacs.  the 'chroot' option.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 1.14.3-9woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your flim 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:
    
         https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      576 e355dde8fc5dfb1b6b86504ad98ecb3f
         https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     8044 71ee1b83fab4c323625b1dbd34a84497
         https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   165844 5931a530506e944f0605aeb022b5b97c
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   156874 525f828cc8022e80601cb5c67d10b482
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  https://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  https://packages.debian.org/
    
    

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