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    TDeb: Security problem with temp file handling

    Date
    3136
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    There is an error in the way the cfengine package handles temporary files whenit runs the tidy action on homedirectories. This error makes it susceptible tosymlink attacks.
    Date Reported:
    15 Feb 1999
    Affected Packages:
    cfengine
    Vulnerable:
    Yes
    For more information:
    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 susceptible to a symlink attack. The author has been notified of the problem but has not released a fix yet.
    Fixed in:
    source: ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine _1.4.9.orig.tar.gz
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine_1 .4.9-3.diff.gz
    ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/source/admin/cfengine_1.4.9 -3.dsc
    i386: ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/binary- i386/admin/cfengine_1.4.9-3_i386.deb
    m68k: ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/binary- i386/admin/cfengine_1.4.9-3_m68k.deb

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