Debian: mindi insecure tmp file vulnerability

    Date02 Aug 2003
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    mindi, a program for creating boot/root disks, does not takeappropriate security precautions when creating temporary files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 362-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 2nd, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mindi
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0617
    
    mindi, a program for creating boot/root disks, does not take
    appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files.  This
    bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with
    the privileges of the user running mindi.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.58.r5-1woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    Refer to Debian bug #203825.
    
    We recommend that you update your mindi 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/m/mindi/mindi_0.58.r5-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      572 0e37c6cec0b2d159b9cbc4f034500aaf
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mindi/mindi_0.58.r5-1woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7002 4df22a6fad88ee1742594a814af88468
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mindi/mindi_0.58.r5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3579919 c835aafbb37ad2e78a74fe77e1f24d4b
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mindi/mindi_0.58.r5-1woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  3572896 6d21a43c420d9b15e108f5a8e11f3522
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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