Debian: New f2c packages fix insecure temporary files

    Date20 Apr 2005
    CategoryDebian
    4526
    Posted ByJoe 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 20th, 2005                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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
      vulnerabilities:
    
      CAN-2005-0017
    
          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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            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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      519 9b2bb4378799e59604236b0b3ac9d071
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28846 2d49723d6a8e1ea4f67737dd031d34c0
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   416017 f2527aed84c8db35c883615c3b9b8511
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   524226 0f5c34632212482cf65bb34353e8a22d
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   470606 c6dd76b690a83e375f8c921d2b871b6e
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   423136 d1d1523248bc0da3216c9361e3674b6c
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   678896 8f1fff444a7c3f19d0928b932c170b53
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   493478 add18234ac7c933ab0200fb31a085048
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   407490 4767c71a54b67e19d6039afa3e272f7b
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   482944 8efcba5fae72fac7afdaa21985a24201
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   481100 0f45588cacac79ee241319f4a83fcb42
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   455566 1b8f4f055268a71e99bd39ecc952cbef
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   446284 333d26b19a55a4b564ba927cd5e689db
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   467270 743a0e4974deed21925aba2900942338
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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