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Debian: xine-ui Insecure temporary file vulnerability

Date 06 Apr 2004
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Bug allows attacker to read/write arbitrary files with the permissions of the program user.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 477-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
April 6th, 2004                
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Package        : xine-ui
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file creation
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0372
Bugtraq ID     : 9939

Shaun Colley discovered a problem in xine-ui, the xine video player
user interface.  A script contained in the package to possibly remedy
a problem or report a bug does not create temporary files in a secure
fashion.  This could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with
the privileges of the user invoking xine.

This update also removes the bug reporting facility since bug reports
can't be processed upstream anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.8-5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xine-ui 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      681 a1acbba7433cf08edc38da59f417331b
      Size/MD5 checksum:     9788 ef3e4d676920cd5468e034450173638f
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1318186 35ede263e540db5a3e125255c4433945

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   931196 dc2d5163ec15915c798d7f8ecb57a8d3

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   895078 1e60c8b9d29117d0ba48d32c2618c709

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   908554 e4715c325eba0e9c870e51a278b1f0bb

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   985446 3208c8a937da88ad82822efb5f0b4550

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   957966 7968389794988453fe11871c1512b206

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   862404 f8f45d473e5b6dac835b92910d58769f

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   905248 5e485b8dda7de51f2c88fd6a7276e5f1

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   905310 27826c21e1f9f83a82692607bf4962d9

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   915734 1050497161ef3f5fabb423e0e3f84b5a

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   899710 97c5a55cc5a253f6b87b6a4df63bdc2d

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   894418 519897c5a756c60d191daa361cb219c7

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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