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Debian Security Advisory: exuberant-ctags uses insecure temporary files

Apr 15, 2001, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 14:23:59 +0200
From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cistron.nl>
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-046-1] exuberant-ctags uses insecure temporary files

Debian Security Advisory DSA-046-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman

April 15, 2001


Package : exuberant-ctags
Problem type : insecure temporary files
Debian-specific: no

Colin Phipps discovered that the exuberant-ctags packages as distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 creates temporary files insecurely. This has been fixed in version 1:3.2.4-0.1 of the Debian package, and upstream version 3.5.

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/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1.diff.gz MD5 checksum: 39f3a5578b34ee5c92487ad666640f76

http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1.dsc MD5 checksum: 28829651dade3469b57562d07b79db57

http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4.orig.tar.gz MD5 checksum: 55a96549e98e1ae55e356a5b92e11c0b

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_alpha.deb MD5 checksum: 5729175cd362b1db8ae12df5e698514f

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_arm.deb MD5 checksum: 6cae95b120683fd54a4b91d3debcbc97

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_i386.deb MD5 checksum: 34d47b29d526d34b1b74701884201400

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_m68k.deb MD5 checksum: 31dd7e10a5ed1cca3d43c1f6af025f5e

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_powerpc.deb MD5 checksum: 992fe75ae8d2b996e39650bb1af65646

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/exuberant-ctags_3.2.4-0.1_sparc.deb MD5 checksum: 998c4b4b261d2d21a46119992946cc05

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