Debian: fuzz Local privilege escalation vulnerability

    Date 07 May 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    This bug could allow an attacker to gain the privilegesof the user invoking fuzz, excluding root (fuzz does not allow itselfto be invoked as root).
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 302-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    May 7th, 2003                  
    Package        : fuzz
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Joey Hess discovered that fuzz, a software stress-testing tool,
    creates a temporary file without taking appropriate security
    precautions.  This bug could allow an attacker to gain the privileges
    of the user invoking fuzz, excluding root (fuzz does not allow itself
    to be invoked as root).
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.6-6woody1.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain a fuzz package.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your fuzz package.
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