Debian: net-acct insecure temporary file creation

    Date06 Oct 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2098
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Stefan Nordhausen has identified a local security hole in net-acct, a user-mode IP accounting daemon. Old and redundant code from some time way back in the past created a temporary file in an insecure fashion.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 559-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 6th, 2004                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : net-acct
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0851
    Debian Bug     : 270359
    
    Stefan Nordhausen has identified a local security hole in net-acct, a
    user-mode IP accounting daemon.  Old and redundant code from some time
    way back in the past created a temporary file in an insecure fashion.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.71-5woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.71-7.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your net-acct 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
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      562 72c93549d6dd86d7365d206706ff9a62
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9950 ab1dd923a4e18d520793c34738d2a8f4
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44741 87daae6d4b06144534205b3fc201c058
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52922 339d98c59e34655dc8762e076251fbd3
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    50096 f7a21521634202264dacfae238716bf5
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49346 c90d2f7b3f777905c5f8f90f8edd6b57
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    58530 df761be43caec7fa543d37279c265afd
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51702 145f469e3c2bfae125ff4e0a23729a0a
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    46882 e1dabe763136c5cfd0b04de8fd691fb7
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49332 7393517e4ac4f83e0fbc6efda5118a2f
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49380 60ae8a7d4c1265fb07adaaf6d49cbe2f
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49824 3442f397b0db858aa4bfb9e4d418a5f4
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47688 69c06b385a4ff25df34dd60052c88fc4
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/net-acct/net-acct_0.71-5woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51684 083a1078e261fd3621f37f17c8305885
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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