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    Debian: 'xtel' Potential symlink attack vulnerability

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    The xtel (a X emulator for minitel) package as distributed with DebianGNU/Linux 2.2 has two possible symlink attacks.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-090-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Wichert Akkerman
    December  5, 2001
    Package        : xtel
    Problem type   : symlink attack
    Debian-specific: no
    The xtel (a X emulator for minitel) package as distributed with Debian
    GNU/Linux 2.2 has two possible symlink attacks:
    * xteld creates a temporary file /tmp/.xtel- without checking
      for symlinks.
    * when printing a hardcope xtel would create a temporary file without
      protecting itself against symlink attacks.
    Both problems have been fixed in version 3.2.1-4.potato.1 .
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 79575d2797c4b85fafba690f71ba97c4
          MD5 checksum: 036a3763efa51ff74baa14705b86974a
          MD5 checksum: 9cec4556d70194beb25086d8e14b9b20
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: c288520adc2a519edb341c18d6b20572
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 0114570b5bd6973f329e8477e7c25078
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 46a9883023a1c897ee585b009d72ea92
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 325874239da03f93d0ff9039336d1231
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 0299e89118646ef52579c1de1f56bcdd
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 55f0f97fa3dbb4454f2933862333a84c
      These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory$arch/ .
    apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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