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    Debian: New lookup-el packages fix insecure temporary file

    Date 18 Mar 2007
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1269-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    March 18th, 2007                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : lookup-el
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2007-0237
    
    Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered that Lookup, a search interface to
    electronic dictionaries on emacsen, creates a temporary file in an
    insecure fashion when the ndeb-binary feature is used, which allows a
    local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-3sarge1.
    
    For the testing distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-5.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your lookup-el 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 at the end of this advisory:
    
    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/l/lookup-el/lookup-el_1.4-3sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      585 2daf45b112f1b688658faf610308962e
        https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lookup-el/lookup-el_1.4-3sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7115 f27e58e4ea0df6b08e808624a8fcb4e2
        https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lookup-el/lookup-el_1.4.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   349751 05d12aa8921969b449a6f2a47bb00247
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lookup-el/lookup-el_1.4-3sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   228002 30c9393256c1029e3742892e3bc16a6f
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For apt-get: deb https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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