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New flim packages fix insecure temporary file creation

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library for working with internet messages, where temporary files were created without taking appropriate precautions. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs. the 'chroot' option.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 499-1
  • Date: May 01, 2004


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 500-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
May 1st, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : flim
Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0422

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library
for working with internet messages, where temporary files were created
without taking appropriate precautions. This vulnerability could
potentially be exploited by a local user to overwrite files with the
privileges of the user running emacs. the 'chroot' option.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 1.14.3-9woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your flim package.

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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 576 e355dde8fc5dfb1b6b86504ad98ecb3f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8044 71ee1b83fab4c323625b1dbd34a84497
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 165844 5931a530506e944f0605aeb022b5b97c

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flim/flim_1.14.3-9woody1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 156874 525f828cc8022e80601cb5c67d10b482

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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