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Debian: New tkdiff packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Date 28 Dec 2005
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Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 927-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
December 29th, 2005                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tkdiff
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2005-3343

The last update of tkdiff contained a programming error which is fixed
by this version.  For completeness we're adding the original advisory
text:

    Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a from the Debian Security Audit
    project discovered that tkdiff, a graphical side by side "diff"
    utility, creates temporary files in an insecure fashion.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.08-3woody1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.2-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.0.2-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your tkdiff 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 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      611 b3a3bab8a8e76710bd27bd971a134aba
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3981 004d41ec8581fe3f2d906e8a4d2d7d57
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63171 197e9bee9812a5698889c589efd9b1ee

  Architecture independent components:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_3.08-3woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    67374 44439707205ac4c9ddb8f4f5a90803b8


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      571 e7f0e00f3690e6d068a8c99bf5580b63
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     4337 a03c42f6a6187b0e0ad93ce0fab105c8
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86258 c52f7d8d87ebe34fbba6b6bdf30f3c60

  Architecture independent components:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkdiff/tkdiff_4.0.2-1sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    85536 262e45adcc1e6c73d2f14727520e984d


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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