Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
Linux Security Week: March 23rd, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Debian: 'xsane' Insecure temporary file vulnerability Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Team   
Debian Tim Waugh found several insecure uses of temporary files in the xsaneprogram, which is used for scanning. This was fixed for Debian/stableby moving those files into a securely created directory within the/tmp directory.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 118-1                                        Martin Schulze
March 5th, 2002

Package        : xsane
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

Tim Waugh found several insecure uses of temporary files in the xsane
program, which is used for scanning.  This was fixed for Debian/stable
by moving those files into a securely created directory within the
/tmp directory.

This problem has been fixed in version 0.50-5.1 for the stable Debian
distribution and in version 0.84-0.1 for the testing and unstable
distribution of Debian.

We recommend that you upgrade your xsane package.

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

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 95deb77d4120c18c8d6c52b694e30d63
      MD5 checksum: c4601eb08536a8deeb8b49630f948cc6
      MD5 checksum: 768fbd482f15ca0b081f19f7bc15d76f

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: baf8ef6879863e43d49aec409c515da9

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 994e6eaa747f04b85a0f953b14de1445

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 069983f5340d5524a78b4bd896c6edb5

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 4057804c6ccc359567e25bbecdbe4e22

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: bab3f792a4abac83ea921539a79d324f

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: f8cf97b74dfff2113e695ed4595cbe9e

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone
And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.