Debian: noweb insecure tmp file vulnerability

    Date17 Jun 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2094
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jakob Lell discovered a bug in the 'noroff' script included in noweb whereby a temporary file was created insecurely.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 323-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 16th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : noweb
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0381
    
    Jakob Lell discovered a bug in the 'noroff' script included in noweb
    whereby a temporary file was created insecurely.  During a review,
    several other instances of this problem were found and fixed.  Any of
    these bugs could be exploited by a local user to overwrite arbitrary
    files owned by the user invoking the script.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.9a-7.3.
    
    For old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.9a-5.1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your noweb 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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a-5.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      597 137a3145bc50159f0b9abd217d9f2f62
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a-5.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    69048 a77cc9e502d6e891c6aa74df7b0c9fe5
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   687372 1096b16aaa281a97e269eb5d80236296
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-5.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1327308 10b065044f506c8c548bb6e2c76c5fec
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-5.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   976072 ffa9f84860085bfda89791c79867d3fd
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a-7.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      607 ac68c7e4f9057d9b5a38238c28f7d266
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a-7.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41136 122211b0a7590e7cdc21aaa9a890d082
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/noweb_2.9a.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   687372 1096b16aaa281a97e269eb5d80236296
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1339532 6f3f10aa4a5056d003c91b3f4564871c
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1061418 6ca2d4bd8026333006c2566f918f12ca
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   966664 b4a1b216e98e3dda4bd62eb37618f1ca
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1257458 4d13eb89c7cf9ba72ab0a30e4d5cb7ab
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   920562 110bd24b5abaa99d2633121b8b103825
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/n/noweb/nowebm_2.9a-7.3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1145274 7dbf6bdbe25c08f94984fbf9b5e2979f
    
    These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its
    next revision.
    
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