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Debian: New policyd-weight packages fix insecure temporary files

Date 29 Mar 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The previous update for policyd-weight was unfortunately not complete. Updated packages have been released that fully address the vulnerability. For reference the original advisory follows.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1531-2                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
March 29, 2008                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : policyd-weight
Vulnerability  : insecurity temporary files
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no

The previous update for policyd-weight was unfortunately not complete.
Updated packages have been released that fully address the vulnerability.
For reference the original advisory follows.

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-6etch2.

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.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    45179 fb4829a57c8b805fe981ee949a145042
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      900 9cf74d97e96eb0b118a5ad39fdd2226f
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch2.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:     5382 1e4c07095291f50fce52aa8318f15a69

Architecture independent packages:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/policyd-weight/policyd-weight_0.1.14-beta-6etch2_all.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    43892 89fe76668f99f9771c99a3d6559ee7c6


  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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