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sup - insecure temporary file



Debian Security Advisory

DSA-353-1 sup -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
29 Jul 2003
Affected Packages:
sup
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CAN-2003-0606.
More information:

sup, a package used to maintain collections of files in identical versions across machines, fails to take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running sup.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.8-8woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.8-9.

We recommend that you update your sup package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8.orig.tar.gz
Alpha:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_alpha.deb
ARM:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_arm.deb
Intel IA-32:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_i386.deb
Intel IA-64:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_ia64.deb
HPPA:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_hppa.deb
Motorola 680x0:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_m68k.deb
Big endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_mips.deb
Little endian MIPS:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_mipsel.deb
PowerPC:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_powerpc.deb
IBM S/390:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_s390.deb
Sun Sparc:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sup/sup_1.8-8woody1_sparc.deb

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



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