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Debian Security Advisory: New version of elvis-tiny released

Nov 22, 2000, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 21:53:33 +0100
From: Martin Schulze joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de
To: Debian Security Announcements
Subject: New version of elvis-tiny released


Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Martin Schulze 
November 22, 2000


Package        : elvis-tiny
Problem type   : /tmp-file vulnerability
Debian-specific: no
Topi Miettinen audited elvis-tiny and raised an issue covering the use and creation of temporary files. Those files are created with a predictable pattern and O_EXCL flag is not used when opening. This makes users of elvis-tiny vulnerable to race conditions and/or data lossage.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.4-10 and we recommend that you upgrade your elvis-tiny packages immediately.

This problem does not exist in the big elvis package.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

Slink is no longer being supported by the Debian Security Team. We highly recommend an upgrade to the current stable release.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Potato was released for the Alpha, ARM, Intel ia32, Motorola 680x0, PowerPC and Sun SPARC architectures. Fixes are available for all of them and will be included in 2.2r2.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/elvis-tiny_1.4-10.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: d9c3bac777d0981f7ff5e9348dc93a4d
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/elvis-tiny_1.4-10.dsc
MD5 checksum: eaec6ff7d7796260ef1a956ce1089bdd
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/elvis-tiny_1.4.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 884cc10828f6a134dfdc218a6cb0cb0e

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 2590ee56961063492e4ea9042405cff0

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 7e7d705d069d12f9a6f2aafd887f16d5

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 5c53b7b9b8f9f61e64d39f51a57a684c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-m68k/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: c4198630e2860fb4ed0acc3f2d28f3fa

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: e2578f19a8d8ebac6b68e7bccb4a263d

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/elvis-tiny_1.4-10_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 15c862e3debe027092edba3ab4ae62b3

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

Debian GNU/Linux Unstable alias woody


This version of Debian is not yet released.

Fixes are already installed in the archive for Alpha, ARM and Intel ia32. Fixes for Motorola 680x0, PowerPC, and SPARC will be made available in the Debian archive over the next several days.

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
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/ <pkg>