Debian: New module-assistant package fixes insecure temporary file

    Date20 Oct 2005
    CategoryDebian
    9480
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 867-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    October 20th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : module-assistant
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-3121
    
    Eduard Bloch discovered that a rule file in module-assistant, a tool
    to ease the creation of module packages, creates a temporary file in
    an insecure fashion.  It is usually executed from other packages as
    well.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a module-assistant
    package.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9sarge1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.10.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your module-assistant 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/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      547 8b180e18564389093ca82a9269996187
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72635 3ca34cff020ac117570a1fdb05626512
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    71812 a793ec02a1d6a0514c7239085403a1b7
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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