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Debian: New cfengine2 packages fix arbitrary file overwriting

Date 01 Oct 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 836-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
October 1st, 2005             
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Package        : cfengine2
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2960

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered insecure temporary file use
in cfengine2, a tool for configuring and maintaining networked
machines, that can be exploited by a symlink attack to overwrite
arbitrary files owned by the user executing cfengine, which is
probably root.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1.14-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your cfengine2 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:      825 c3ee62f9ce0b5432069c59049bc0c652
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32635 ab7a8c127448eca0dce586c9ba672a85
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3513765 bc60a13b6890275ba6b17a07c257cac5

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   510730 0f6ff1887770d9fe9070dddebdcc5edf

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   827762 5c9ced60f5d41e785a55ba7b4582a796

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   701256 b4888a6dc496aaa48b2a0fdc3715a67f

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   685630 a48e6708452f90c1e8d4fe993e3f4771

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   649868 b77b9785ac4b67f0701039b436a3244c

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   984586 3defd29cd3a9d4eea73ee5b4711bd944

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   752410 a53dea0a28cb6e55bb9c707dafe2def7

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   566602 b803dacc74b7a3a8fe0d871a994e96d8

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   721626 f85c4d747912fe55625d993479f45167

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   718708 b667ffc1a228ca13f1fd65642d5504c9

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   702944 63b9669606bbfc5bb97eaca5bd1f5f55

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   683930 822f52d113e7d4798be7e5fb9e542f25

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   673916 e1cc606ccd6fb6345140839a340e4640

  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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