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New versions of cfengine fixes symlink attack

Date 13 Dec 1999
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The maintainer of Debian GNU/Linux cfengine package found a error in the way cfengine handles temporary files when it runs the tidy action on homedirectories, which makes it suspectible to a symlink attack. The author has been notified of the problem but has not released a fix yet.

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The maintainer of Debian GNU/Linux cfengine package found a error
in the way cfengine handles temporary files when it runs the tidy
action on homedirectories, which makes it suspectible to a symlink
attack. The author has been notified of the problem but has not
released a fix yet.

We recommend you upgrade your cfengine package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 alias hamm
- -------------------------------

  This version of Debian was released only for the Intel and the
  Motorola 680x0 architecture.

  Source archives:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine
_1.4.9.orig.tar.gz
	  MD5 checksum: 9c952524f2ce0a3dae6728f63d28a3ce
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine_1
.4.9-3.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 9de13ab36791319a846f5d50248b8ed5
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine_1.4.9
-3.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 6d5f1d2c10ec0a0eeef07dd73244bb44

  Intel architecture:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/binary-
i386/admin/cfengine_1.4.9-3_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: c935781e39141fdcc5b3e3e7a1b5ac7b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/binary-
i386/admin/cfengine_1.4.9-3_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 8628802255c66796f8acd3fe1844bb0b


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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