Debian: nedit insecure temporary file

    Date26 Apr 2001
    CategoryDebian
    2832
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    When printing text it would create a temporary file with the to beprinted text and pass that on to the print system.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-053-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    April 27, 2001
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    Package        : nedit
    Problem type   : insecure temporary file
    Debian-specific: no
    
    The nedit (Nirvana editor) package as shipped in the non-free section
    accompanying Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato had a bug in its printing code:
    when printing text it would create a temporary file with the to be
    printed text and pass that on to the print system. The temporary file
    was not created safely, which could be exploited by an attacked to make
    nedit overwrite arbitrary files.
    
    This has been fixed in version 5.02-7.1.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/source/nedit_5.02-7.1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 82b90eea8263fd3f6140b40737f1fc16
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/source/nedit_5.02-7.1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: e14d25693dab3e329a93bdca10a45f03
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/source/nedit_5.02.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 2d8d0a8ec173fde6d574ffef40bbc524
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-alpha/nedit_5.02-7.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 18b921a22b20423e1e10ea599f8e98a3
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-arm/nedit_5.02-7.1_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 748d639bc26e810a23fb4911b5a93da0
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-i386/nedit_5.02-7.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 1ad6fee0f55443820817b6a7e702afbf
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-m68k/nedit_5.02-7.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: eecbe4dd085e4d3588d1b1e2ce394af7
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-powerpc/nedit_5.02-7.1_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: abb9cbbee1abf13ba7d7cbcc16caf07a
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-sparc/nedit_5.02-7.1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: cc465ff49985a82cd150fb38f449f75b
    
    
      These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
      revision.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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