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Debian: New fcheck packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Date 15 Apr 2006
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1035-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
April 15th, 2005                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : fcheck
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-1753

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that
a cronjob contained in fcheck, a file integrity checker, creates
a temporary file in an insecure fashion.

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

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.59-7sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.59-8

We recommend that you upgrade your fcheck 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:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      584 54262b28cbd90e16c251c5bf2b980380
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12765 f58245e36a86b48513042b450c7baf1a
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32864 bdf767b294b4f706742fb96913df37f0

  Architecture independent components:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    33622 e89d891255c37bcdf38097b9344312c7


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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