Debian Security Advisory: New version of exmh releasedJan 26, 2001, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 08:29:01 -0800
Debian Security Advisory DSA-022-1 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze January 26, 2001
Package : exmh Vulnerability : local insecure tempfile creation Debian-specific: noFormer versions of the exmh program used /tmp for storing temporary files. No checks were made to ensure that nobody placed a symlink with the same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink attack. This could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any file writable by the user executing exmh. Upstream developers have reported and fixed this. The exmh program now use /tmp/login now unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR is set.
We recommend you upgrade your exmh packages immediately.
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Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures. This package does not contain any architecture dependent data (i.e. no compiled programs).
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/ .
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