Debian: New mon packages fix insecure temporary files

    Date08 Oct 2008
    CategoryDebian
    4452
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that the test.alert script used in one of the alert functions in mon, a system to monitor hosts or services and alert about problems, creates temporary files insecurely, which may lead to a local denial of service through symlink attacks.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1648-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    October 08, 2008                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mon
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-4477
    Debian Bug     : 496398
    
    Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that the test.alert script used in one of the 
    alert functions in mon, a system to monitor hosts or services and alert 
    about problems, creates temporary files insecurely, which may lead to a local 
    denial of service through symlink attacks.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.99.2-9+etch2.
    
    For the testing (lenny) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has
    been fixed in version 0.99.2-13.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mon 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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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      660 777a64c7f02bb12ed424f0cc2ca74b09
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    17561 21156aea6f48d98eaab3b43e42a062b1
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   166255 2a0d34cd493abc10042bf05d2271a55b
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   181564 98676f30cb451402908bb933c7996a23
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178732 5d1332ad8f248b39ccdebc1b78d6d3d8
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   177878 8c6d31fb6423e0f7850add19c15c412a
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   179802 9f3758a0f88fc8022f2d2b255e5e5e0f
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178842 96745e69e7720b72d50f35f60a837e9b
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   179774 b1c5d9ef86303add929ef02b7ba75db5
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178722 1b12a60e19b32271a38ea16175465166
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178396 55e3e042f8490c0ffe563fe84394940f
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178204 71f4e1fe9623e4bd235a3cbbad9eb7b1
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178180 cc178896b1cb25a50401ef6f713e0a4b
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mon/mon_0.99.2-9+etch2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   179196 ceb4cc733f22bdeefefe6d695c77c774
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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