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    Debian: libmail-audit-perl fix insecure temporary file use DSA-960-3

    Date 19 Mar 2006
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 960-3                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 20th, 2006              
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    Package        : libmail-audit-perl
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporay file createion
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2005-4536
    Debian Bug     : 344029
    The former update caused temporary files to be created in the current
    working directory due to a wrong function argument.  This update will
    create temporary files in the users home directory if HOME is set or
    in the common temporary directory otherwise, usually /tmp.  For
    completeness below is a copy of the original advisory text:
       Niko Tyni discovered that the Mail::Audit module, a Perl library
       for creating simple mail filters, logs to a temporary file with a
       predictable filename in an insecure fashion when logging is turned
       on, which is not the case by default.
    For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.0-4woody3.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.1-5sarge4.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.1-5.1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your libmail-audit-perl 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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    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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      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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