Debian: UPDATED: mime-support insecure tmp file vulnerability

    Date01 May 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2008
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This update fixes the second problem from the original advisory.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 292-3                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 30th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mime-support
    Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file creation
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    
    I am awfully and sincerely sorry.  Apparently, I wasn't able to assign
    enough time to this issue and produced insufficiently tested
    updates.  I'll do my best not to repeat this.
    
    This update fixes the second problem from the original advisory:
    
      When run-mailcap is executed on a file with a potentially
      problematic filename, a temporary file is created (not insecurely
      anymore), removed and a symbolic link to this filename is created.
      An attacker could recreate the file before the symbolic link is
      created, forcing the display program to display different content.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been corrected in
    version 3.18-1.3.
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
    corrected in version 3.9-1.3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.23-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mime-support packages.
    
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.9-1.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      473 691d2e5ee8c934314278579b62b15404
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.9-1.3.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    91820 d0825b583b06f80a87280f8b1eafc8d6
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.9-1.3_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    99266 4e4c0a921a163346e35e7cf273068fac
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.18-1.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      475 3bd3a28a8209f694188c4a3f645b30fd
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.18-1.3.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72281 9ef6f8c5ecd653d559f0835fb3429422
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mime-support/mime-support_3.18-1.3_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    67980 a90f0324ad8bffa5b7d00a97a3506175
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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