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Debian: 'xsane' Insecure temporary file vulnerability Print E-mail
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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.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 118-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
March 5th, 2002
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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:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xsane_0.50-5.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 95deb77d4120c18c8d6c52b694e30d63
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xsane_0.50-5.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: c4601eb08536a8deeb8b49630f948cc6
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/xsane_0.50.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 768fbd482f15ca0b081f19f7bc15d76f

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/xsane_0.50-5.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: baf8ef6879863e43d49aec409c515da9

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/xsane_0.50-5.1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 994e6eaa747f04b85a0f953b14de1445

  Intel ia32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/xsane_0.50-5.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 069983f5340d5524a78b4bd896c6edb5

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/xsane_0.50-5.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 4057804c6ccc359567e25bbecdbe4e22

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/xsane_0.50-5.1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: bab3f792a4abac83ea921539a79d324f

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/xsane_0.50-5.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: f8cf97b74dfff2113e695ed4595cbe9e


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

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For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/




 
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