Debian: New versions of cfengine fixes symlink attack

Wichert Akkerman

The maintainer of Debian GNU/Linux cfengine package found a
error in the way cfengine handles temporary files when it runs the
tidy action on homedirectories, which makes it suspectible to a
symlink attack. The author has been notified of the problem but has
not released a fix yet.

We recommend you upgrade your cfengine package immediately.

wget url
   will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

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