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Debian Security Advisory: ed symlink attack

Nov 29, 2000, 06:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 02:14:47 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-001-1] ed symlink attack

Debian Security Advisory 001-1                                                   Wichert Akkerman 
November 29, 2000

Package        : ed
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no
Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) created temporary files unsafely. This has been fixed in version 0.2-18.1.
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: 8f5e75fa0f1a8bcb5b2543aae5959701
MD5 checksum: 311df85a3e80149b92f9070301eae1b9
MD5 checksum: ddd57463774cae9b50e70cd51221281b

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 36c073a80dd76df83d340208eaf890bf

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 73ffc5a13a0bc48f1a323cf84311caeb

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: bb6dbb9648a71c56d2cf1eb353407acf

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 5bc6b3054a5c995656153aa1b9e5509b

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: caf9df91afac75c11264d1ebb70e56cb

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: a940e903a4e3ae47dfbe5e5bc953e423

These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

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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