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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 wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-001-1] ed symlink attack


Debian Security Advisory 001-1                                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           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:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2-18.1.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 8f5e75fa0f1a8bcb5b2543aae5959701
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2-18.1.dsc
MD5 checksum: 311df85a3e80149b92f9070301eae1b9
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: ddd57463774cae9b50e70cd51221281b

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/ed_0.2-18.1_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 36c073a80dd76df83d340208eaf890bf

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/ed_0.2-18.1_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 73ffc5a13a0bc48f1a323cf84311caeb

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/ed_0.2-18.1_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: bb6dbb9648a71c56d2cf1eb353407acf

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/ed_0.2-18.1_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 5bc6b3054a5c995656153aa1b9e5509b

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ed_0.2-18.1_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: caf9df91afac75c11264d1ebb70e56cb

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/ed_0.2-18.1_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: a940e903a4e3ae47dfbe5e5bc953e423

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

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


apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org