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Debian: 'xtel' Potential symlink attack vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian The xtel (a X emulator for minitel) package as distributed with DebianGNU/Linux 2.2 has two possible symlink attacks.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-090-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
December  5, 2001

Package        : xtel
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no

The xtel (a X emulator for minitel) package as distributed with Debian
GNU/Linux 2.2 has two possible symlink attacks:

* xteld creates a temporary file /tmp/.xtel- without checking
  for symlinks.
* when printing a hardcope xtel would create a temporary file without
  protecting itself against symlink attacks.

Both problems have been fixed in version 3.2.1-4.potato.1 .

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 79575d2797c4b85fafba690f71ba97c4
      MD5 checksum: 036a3763efa51ff74baa14705b86974a
      MD5 checksum: 9cec4556d70194beb25086d8e14b9b20

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c288520adc2a519edb341c18d6b20572

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 0114570b5bd6973f329e8477e7c25078

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 46a9883023a1c897ee585b009d72ea92

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 325874239da03f93d0ff9039336d1231

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 0299e89118646ef52579c1de1f56bcdd

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 55f0f97fa3dbb4454f2933862333a84c

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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