Debian: 'ghostscript' vulnerabilities

    Date23 Nov 2000
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    ghostscript uses temporary files to do some of its work. Unfortunatelythe method used to create those files wasn't secure
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
    November 23, 2000
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    Package        : gs
    Problem type   : symlink attack
    Debian-specific: no
    ghostscript uses temporary files to do some of its work. Unfortunately
    the method used to create those files wasn't secure: mktemp was used
    to create a name for a temporary file, but the file was not opened
    safely. A second problem is that during build the LD_RUN_PATH environment
    variable was set to the empty string, which causes the dynamic linker
    to look in the current directory for shared libraries.
    Bot of these problems have been fixed in version 5.10-10.1.
    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: d503b3f8f9c58407286a5c078480f435
          MD5 checksum: aeb2e42819a6a0db648c9549062db87a
          MD5 checksum: b8dbc2595c06305f452a9c38bd0effef
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 72b77c03a2718fe983e177719242446f
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 5b9b95200a1a0045599e2255ee717403
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 567e56445bd8f483c8d46fc0d7dd89c3
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 7ea2f538d5aae483ef560975a27601e9
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 4fcaf6cb5ade143468562f482c2482d2
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 85c6eced60413022596098b57fcf2e58
      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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