Debian: gs-common insecure temporary file vulnerability

    Date15 Apr 2003
    CategoryDebian
    1815
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A file is created in an insecure fashion, which could allow a local attacker to overwrite files owned by a user who invokes ps2epsi.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 286-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 14th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : gs-common
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Paul Szabo discovered insecure creation of a temporary file in
    ps2epsi, a script that is distributed as part of gs-common which
    contains common files for different Ghostscript releases.  ps2epsiuses
    a temporary file in the process of invoking ghostscript.  This file
    was created in an insecure fashion, which could allow a local attacker
    to overwrite files owned by a user who invokes ps2epsi.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.3.3.0woody1.
    
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.3.3.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your gs-common package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.3.0woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      522 16e9ffda57fcdb6c48e977e499fd8671
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.3.0woody1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16202 9588ecfa64ccffdc50df77cdf282edc0
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.3.0woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    23008 77cc8798e636d26f6fa3a9913afc1de4
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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