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EnGarde Secure Linux Security Advisory: pine

May 23, 2001, 22:26 (0 Talkback[s])
From: EnGarde Secure Linux <>
Subject: [ESA-20010509-01]  pine temporary file handling vulnerabilities
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 17:18:28 -0400 (EDT)

| EnGarde Secure Linux Security Advisory                    May 23, 2001 |
|                           ESA-20010509-01 |
|                                                                        |
| Package:  pine                                                         |
| Summary:  pine temporary file handling problems                        |

  EnGarde Secure Linux is a secure distribution of Linux that features
  improved access control, host and network intrusion detection, Web
  based secure remote management, complete e-commerce using AllCommerce,
  and integrated open source security tools.

  There are various temporary file handling problems in the version of
  pine which shipped with EnGarde Secure Linux version 1.0.1.

  All versions of the pine email client and the pico text editor have
  temporary file handling problems.  Any local user can potentially
  overwrite any file on the system, including those belonging to root.
  These bugs have been fixed in this update.

  There were also some non-security bugs in the pinepgp helper programs
  which have been resolved with this updated package.

  All users running pine should upgrade to the most recent version,
  as outlined in this advisory.  All updates can be found at:

  To install the updated package, execute the command:

    rpm -Uvh <filename>

  To verify the signature of the updated packages, execute the command:

    rpm -Kv <filename>


  Source Packages:

      MD5 Sum:  42c27633af1ad224046dd098d5564eb5

  Binary Packages:

      MD5 Sum:  6e2a3db38bd02ccf4ef60dfe8e343814

      MD5 Sum:  9c99552c6caa037594504cf2f3f3eea1


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  pine's official web site:

$Id: 2001.05.09-pine,v 1.1 2001/05/09 14:09:24 rwm Exp $
Author: Ryan W. Maple, <>>
Copyright 2001, Guardian Digital, Inc.