Debian: New thttpd packages fix insecure temporary file creation

    Date03 Nov 2006
    CategoryDebian
    4973
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Marco d'Itri discovered that thttpd, a small, fast and secure webserver, makes use of insecure temporary files when its logfiles are rotated, which might lead to a denial of service through a symlink attack.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1205-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
    November 2rd, 2006                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : thttpd
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-4248
    Debian Bug     : 396277
    
    
    Marco d'Itri discovered that thttpd, a small, fast and secure webserver,
    makes use of insecure temporary files when its logfiles are rotated,
    which might lead to a denial of service through a symlink attack.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.23beta1-3sarge2
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.23beta1-5
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your thttpd 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/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      614 0f9a3730f341fa0151596a3b9f20764d
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14313 8545dd3d0f7a2083ecca36e53e72bd6b
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   128712 d3d91f6596f53d5e2b27cea8607d5bba
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    59240 f6854853b290fe2ce1a925cbbea3856a
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    27978 6b4680363644b459e0e47222985f749f
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    56034 9848065d7700f2f6e0a036ee76e8fcf7
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26456 befb78e032aa654e5fcfcc7c9fdff21b
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53198 6a9c1e8afaa60a7b4b7787729dd97b9b
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24610 f35f8b0a749694fea536296d2a41e1f0
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57374 4755b42efc9a48b59b1e745862e01098
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26912 557472d5a3e182b86999baa0b89846ba
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51180 991b1072ebd903b6a9ee316b1bfdc8c6
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24776 fd3dddb60d160a6245da4c7efd5dcfe4
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    71954 924db7bf3beb5ce3c0e5018759aef3d6
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30276 530abc02e3c392a91bff06fe1d8ce7af
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    50132 bcb24b62afb868c5e04b8c1db66e6cc3
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24756 4b30d87639b3d6b7ca58537cf16c6953
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57044 410e480e061a3876b7ff01beaffb571e
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30980 2cda342ba6a04fdbe0a938359eeff813
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    57112 fe0268048af2940619a9380d7cd83626
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31126 64e73613ca88afa3fd379b657c80a414
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53442 58c39568158a4c3da81efcaf6a0ab838
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25160 a5ff28da9df6080438012db8014b0212
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    56214 f39998665c2df9236d2902120eb977f9
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26268 34e822b698803e3e0139430aea707f55
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd_2.23beta1-3sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    53298 a8dcaf92cb41b607618b4a271927c250
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/thttpd/thttpd-util_2.23beta1-3sarge1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24718 54c4e9dac68c9b8472dc92fe6966f6e4
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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