Debian: htmlheadline insecure temporary files fix

    Date03 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6454
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has discovered multiple insecure uses of temporary files that could lead to overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 622-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 3rd, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : htmlheadline
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1181
    
    Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has discovered multiple insecure uses
    of temporary files that could lead to overwriting arbitrary files via
    a symlink attack.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 21.8-3.
    
    The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain this package.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your htmlheadline 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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      579 36da72a4ff991d7646a77eb7d8789f8a
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     5383 8c098ae1c43cf8f5f702191864e29b84
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    42360 319b218bd8c787a1455540a85428adc6
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44570 c55c6906ba256b1731d8d6c5a151eaf1
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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