Debian: New flexbackup packages fix denial of service

    Date20 Nov 2006
    CategoryDebian
    3028
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1216-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 20th, 2006                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : flexbackup
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-4802
    Debian Bug     : 334350
    
    Eric Romang discovered that the flexbackup backup tool creates temporary
    files in an insecure manner, which allows denial of service through a
    symlink attack.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.1-2sarge1
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
    fixed in version 1.2.1-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.1-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your flexbackup 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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flexbackup/flexbackup_1.2.1-2sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      587 06539319d0534272e216306562677723
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flexbackup/flexbackup_1.2.1-2sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3546 3365f545bd49464f4e58bacc503f8b28
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flexbackup/flexbackup_1.2.1.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    80158 4955c89dbee354248f354a9bf0a480dd
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flexbackup/flexbackup_1.2.1-2sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    75836 240f8792a65a0d80b8ef85d4343a4827
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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