Debian: mhc insecure temporary file vulnerability

    Date 28 Feb 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is an insecure tmp file vulnerability in adb2mhc from the mhc-utils package.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 256-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 28th, 2003            
    Package        : mhc
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    It has been discovered that adb2mhc from the mhc-utils package.  The
    default temporary directory uses a predictable name.  This adds a
    vulnerability that allows a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary
    files the users has write permissions for.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.25+20010625-7.1.
    For the old stable distribution (potato) does not contain mhc
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.25+20030224-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your mhc-utils packages.
    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
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      617 fc3098663e051e20fed88ee8e7a7bfbd
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14493 ac68647bb9aed85ce74037b5eb306b54
          Size/MD5 checksum:   208318 2233746036919a421f7f291625761823
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   147808 c5f128fe3d1d2a9b643874f78d40a5ab
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    91336 07930235dbf263b9b87e89b28725e1ed
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89882 95393dceb844b1e1b5c7abe8e1391ed9
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89500 95b17072c6f272a7cf3613eaec4daf94
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    96796 21fed065479b00474369ffa64cbd2537
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    92072 56854ee04eadb0e6cf6dea106d54ccdf
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89842 b8ea321b3b85af7f6ccaa1a73a1ad3d3
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89846 26cc8298c8012004f4a7d3561b8c0a76
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89738 3f224d8ed5bfc46311d3b725849d8d6f
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89820 05aced4ba0ba537d8de38339b5a44f08
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    90426 ed10fcd3f89b6fbd9a40b52ead00df17
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    90140 53a151508170f3ca559a093f6331c357
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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