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Debian: New f2c packages fix insecure temporary files

Date 20 Apr 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 661-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 20th, 2005              
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Package        : f2c
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0017

Dan McMahill noticed that our our advisory DSA 661-1 did not correct
the multiple insecure files problem, hence, this update.  For
completeness below is the original advisory text:

  Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit project
  discovered that f2c and fc, which are both part of the f2c package, a
  fortran 77 to C/C++ translator, open temporary files insecurely and
  are hence vulnerable to a symlink attack.  The Common
  Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


      Multiple insecure temporary files in the f2c translator.

For the stable distribution (woody) and all others including testing
this problem has been fixed in version 20010821-3.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your f2c 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      519 9b2bb4378799e59604236b0b3ac9d071
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28846 2d49723d6a8e1ea4f67737dd031d34c0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   416017 f2527aed84c8db35c883615c3b9b8511

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   524226 0f5c34632212482cf65bb34353e8a22d

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470606 c6dd76b690a83e375f8c921d2b871b6e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   423136 d1d1523248bc0da3216c9361e3674b6c

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   678896 8f1fff444a7c3f19d0928b932c170b53

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   493478 add18234ac7c933ab0200fb31a085048

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   407490 4767c71a54b67e19d6039afa3e272f7b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   482944 8efcba5fae72fac7afdaa21985a24201

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   481100 0f45588cacac79ee241319f4a83fcb42

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   455566 1b8f4f055268a71e99bd39ecc952cbef

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   446284 333d26b19a55a4b564ba927cd5e689db

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   467270 743a0e4974deed21925aba2900942338

  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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