Debian: sysstat Insecure temporary file vulnerabilty

    Date10 Mar 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2119
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Crafted symlinks can be used to make systat write to/read from arbitrary files.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 460-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    March 10th, 2004                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sysstat
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0108
    
    Alan Cox discovered that the isag utility (which graphically displays
    data collected by the sysstat tools), creates a temporary file without
    taking proper precautions.  This vulnerability could allow a local
    attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking
    isag.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 5.0.1-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your sysstat 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/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      646 a5040b1b689670af75bc8135ebec50da
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     8645 2edda9778b575cf59a32888a65bc3789
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    99410 9bab6bb01949ba36ce0e5520699ebdf2
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/isag_4.0.4-1woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15920 84586d337482345b6333ed3cca81ff76
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   101682 4cee5c4be51673e9c1a92c97ac6ee269
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    86300 1f1df8a9de4107fab4380c740bbf6229
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    78078 e167208600a95a414438d9b2ec97070a
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   115154 323b9724eb6b58c471806662f807d3a8
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    95428 23ea1584bcb00d78a83193b43e0135b5
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    74858 973dbfb3593919902b8364ffdc780be9
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    87796 496f1c560fd3bb907e9e84d90cc5a28f
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    87592 490cdbe90de212f602d161feafa03cde
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    86926 1d031e26e5a8a91ee887967995692864
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    83068 571f11004a9865497cdb454084cdce40
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sysstat/sysstat_4.0.4-1woody1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    99288 a390e93d83008691833956ad7c41dc87
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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