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eldav - insecure temporary file



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-325-1 eldav -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
19 Jun 2003
Affected Packages:
eldav
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0438.
More information:

eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.20020411-1woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an eldav package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.2-1.

We recommend that you update your eldav package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411.orig.tar.gz
Architecture-independent component:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1_all.deb

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.



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