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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:
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)

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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