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Debian 2.1: race condition present in make Print E-mail
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Debian The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to arace condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make usedmktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a knownpotential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
February 20, 2000
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Package: make
Vulnerability type: symlink attack
Debian-specific: no

The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a
race condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make used
mktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a known
potential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.

This has been fixed in version 3.77-5slink. We recommend you upgrade
your make package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
- --------------------------------

  This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
  680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

    Source archives:
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77.orig.tar.gz
        MD5Dum: b8264b1f8579d810a6de5db634aeafe4
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.diff.gz
        MD5Dum: 4cf0016add45fb2bb1986cdcf3df4df2
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.dsc
        MD5Dum: 351d1492a17cd4b38f522037a2714a86

    Alpha architecture:
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/make_3.77-5slink_alpha.deb
        MD5Dum: a253a6d897edbc163595dbedefbfd8bc

    Intel ia32 architecture:
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/make_3.77-5slink_i386.deb
        MD5Dum: 78367bf9f0d309d732eaa57bc9008462

    Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/make_3.77-5slink_m68k.deb
        MD5Dum: 678955fdde1a099db1ac7719e7026cbc

    Sun Sparc architecture:
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/make_3.77-5slink_sparc.deb
        MD5Dum: 87b8ff54ca2f9c1113349da5cf591331

    Architecture independent archive (for completeness):
      http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-all/make-doc_3.77-5slink_all.deb
        MD5Dum: cb63706913f8202c52ead1031a8494dc



  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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