New versions of cfengine fixes symlink attack

    Date13 Dec 1999
    CategoryDebian
    3398
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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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