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    Debian: New arc packages fix insecure temporary files

    Date 04 Oct 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 843-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 5th, 2005             
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    Package        : arc
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2945 CAN-2005-2992
    Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in the ARC archive program
    under Unix.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
        Eric Romang discovered that the ARC archive program under Unix
        creates a temporary file with insecure permissions which may lead
        to an attacker stealing sensitive information.
        Joey Schulze discovered that the temporary file was created in an
        insecure fashion as well, leaving it open to a classic symlink
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain arc packages.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.21l-1sarge1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.21m-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your arc 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 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      552 4ebba22896668e091043fb909dd7f0b7
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3323 1c70a26064195b6664b296313c73cbc0
          Size/MD5 checksum:    82134 f30654fbe80640f0219c33d0f2f64021
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    67312 081b0a1573d4f3a2ce35e937200a56bd
      AMD64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    60646 c8edb347de5f20d8f17a93bde98fc9fd
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57442 2ad784c9a055046c2e47990ae8155001
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    55506 f8c3fb1adb553abbcceabdeb5a3aea82
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    73842 d70cebf9b47a8630692450476fe9062c
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    62028 a33d986f66f7ca3d5f582fbf495bb45f
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    52462 51ad27d071bb88b938de56b58dbe6d0e
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    64456 6991489144d5381fe19b73edc104f7a3
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    64228 c0ba8aaac79f6547d13db04ba13b39bd
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    60004 85870f99024711bdf1bc5ed32398ce07
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    60052 5adb2907170ef095d50daf397193cfa2
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57084 88ec040ae647afb844d1c98a4c7a77a7
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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