Debian: New toolchain-source package fixes insecure temporary files

    Date14 Feb 2005
    CategoryDebian
    5857
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 679-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    February 14th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : toolchain-source
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: yes
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0159
    
    Sean Finney discovered several insecure temporary file uses in
    toolchain-source, the GNU binutils and GCC source code and scripts.
    These bugs can lead a local attacker with minimal knowledge to trick
    the admin into overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack.  The
    problems exist inside the Debian-specific tpkg-* scripts.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.0.4-1woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 3.4-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your toolchain-source package.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/toolchain-source/toolchain-source_3.0.4-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      532 a40a4bd817419cc8230a708920234140
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/toolchain-source/toolchain-source_3.0.4-1woody1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 25951549 f922410b108313705c4c32721403c93f
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/toolchain-source/toolchain-source_3.0.4-1woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 25962880 043b5163799735aa36cd163e86f26cfd
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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