Debian: New policyd-weight packages fix insecure temporary files

    Date27 Mar 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Chris Howells discovered that policyd-weight, a policy daemon for the Postfix mail transport agent, created its socket in an insecure way, which may be exploited to overwrite or remove arbitary files from the local system.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1531-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 27, 2008                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : policyd-weight
    Vulnerability  : insecurity temporary files
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Chris Howells discovered that policyd-weight, a policy daemon for the Postfix
    mail transport agent, created its socket in an insecure way, which may be
    exploited to overwrite or remove arbitary files from the local system.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.1.14-beta-6etch1.
    
    The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain a policyd-weight package.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your policyd-weight 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/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     4967 e8f97333e6434de752bd3e83293a9f86
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    45179 fb4829a57c8b805fe981ee949a145042
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      900 3e9bbeb7fc9ee1d7deff549558daecf4
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    43534 db04606129cfd2f00175ec8a1f0cf469
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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