Debian: sup insecure tmp file vulnerability

    Date29 Jul 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2053
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    sup fails to take appropriate securityprecautions when creating temporary files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 353-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    July 29th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sup
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0606
    
    sup, a package used to maintain collections of files in identical
    versions across machines, fails to take appropriate security
    precautions when creating temporary files.  A local attacker could
    exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files with the
    privileges of the user running sup.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8-8woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.8-9.
    
    We recommend that you update your sup 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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      538 790c5b18dd00c72c2406c4e43b711cad
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     6521 4de9747726737b0ccf3406205f2d7c5c
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   111165 76371f01340ce62cd71687349c5aa27e
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   103554 2f06cfd3d9d27b655385cbb3d2b04016
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    82576 7309e74401431ff562010d45a9e25346
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    80508 ee6642e2ff66033ea2662fe39f3baba1
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   127538 552ffd02a30edca828c46df964f0f28c
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    94364 d44e493d7fc163ed4b3698002f6fde6b
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    76320 5cd8b9d19020b52a0c0e613e3a6b182b
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    96678 f1aec9ac25396bfd10999c2763340928
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    96324 410049c4b9f409084559175038b4b285
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    85080 14ce3243a6d406b4e5f3b5e26f6f9225
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    84478 34a667159864bb6102307bc975e1c95b
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    89828 f63a066cc266d94296b0e560e7774a2d
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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