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liece - insecure temporary file

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-341-1 liece -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
07 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0537.
More information:

liece, an IRC client for Emacs, does not take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and liece, potentially with contents supplied by the attacker.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0+0.20020217cvs-2.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0+0.20030527cvs-1.

We recommend that you update your liece package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

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

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