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Debian: policyd-weight fix insecure temporary files DSA-1531-1

Date 27 Mar 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
March 27, 2008                        https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     4967 e8f97333e6434de752bd3e83293a9f86
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    45179 fb4829a57c8b805fe981ee949a145042
  https://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:

  https://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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