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Debian: 'ghostscript' vulnerabilities

Date 23 Nov 2000
Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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