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imagemagick create or overwrite files

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project                   
OpenPKG-SA-2003.034                                          10-Jul-2003

Package:             imagemagick
Vulnerability:       create or overwrite files
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected Releases:   Affected Packages:              Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT      <= imagemagick- >= imagemagick-
OpenPKG 1.2          <= imagemagick-    >= imagemagick-
OpenPKG 1.1          <= imagemagick-    >= imagemagick-

Dependent Packages:  none

  According to a Debian security advisory [0] ImageMagick's [1]
  libmagick library, under certain circumstances, 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 another user who is invoking a
  program using this library. Research has shown that all versions of
  ImageMagick before are affected on the officially supported
  OpenPKG platforms. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
  project assigned the id CAN-2003-0455 [2] to the problem.

  Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -q
  imagemagick". If you have the "imagemagick" package installed and its
  version is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately
  upgrade it (see Solution). [3][4]

  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [5][6], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [7][8] or a mirror
  location, verify its integrity [9], build a corresponding binary RPM
  from it [3] and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary
  RPM [4]. For the current release OpenPKG 1.2, perform the following
  operations to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases
  adjust accordingly).

  $ ftp
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/1.2/UPD
  ftp> get imagemagick-
  ftp> bye
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig imagemagick-
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild imagemagick-
  $ su -
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/imagemagick-*.rpm


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