Debian: New flamethrower packages fix denial of service

    Date01 Dec 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink attack.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1676-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           dann frazier
    December 01, 2008                   http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : flamethrower (0.1.8-1+etch1)
    Vulnerability  : insecure temp file generation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-5141
    Debian Bug     : 506350
    
    Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary
    filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink
    attack.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.1.8-1+etch1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.1.8-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your flamethrower 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 4.0 alias etch
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     3138 f6263743cb41f4f75ab9f4dbc76a71a5
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    23485 04e1b6c5b4e72879e8aa69fcccb0491f
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      598 4a880e477706f57bcfb806eb46a81922
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    16880 fbc0c1b237503a9d88521b444e4319e0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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