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Debian: 'tkmail' Insecure temporary files Print E-mail
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Debian It has been discovered that tkmail creates temporary files insecurely.Exploiting this an attacker with local access can easily create andoverwrite files as another user.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 172-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
October 8th, 2002                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tkmail
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

It has been discovered that tkmail creates temporary files insecurely.
Exploiting this an attacker with local access can easily create and
overwrite files as another user.

This problem has been fixed in version 4.0beta9-8.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 4.0beta9-4.1 for the old
stable distribution (potato) and in version 4.0beta9-9 for the
unstable distribution (sid).

We recommend that you upgrade your tkmail packages.

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/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      568 61426095674836c7e1f5a9cea9261222
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    93134 872788cd23d7a3e12fc64a164d57d1da
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   264219 eade4a27565d159080cbaa0b73d27ae0

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   225608 6c0e39cad8ef8a9e59ac5dfc8dbc9865

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   208538 0f3717e650b5289b8221e819d623a505

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   206376 f7ab8ba0b5c0f569f40063a32cbe91ed

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   202328 5a8a574098345feffd39a6ed398d728e

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   210386 f5be4d907367adc70d2646922514198d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-4.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   212170 8a65743306d20b564f0b087ea95f63fc


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
--------------------------------

  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      578 0a2951b292fd265cd59eec8cb632a3b8
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61394 9ea83f1086ebe432430264a1fa206b9a
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   264219 eade4a27565d159080cbaa0b73d27ae0

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   223450 c052579b2cee968909bc10dfc8cc4d1e

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   208496 21cf07e457a653a92e42679f1fda203e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   206350 55f58c223e5fd47b5eaac3912c2caab9

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   241806 ea5e1917cf0d8242aa58d30a4135966b

  HP Precision architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   216926 5fd662cd9ad0e1ae70824654aa7042e8

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   201662 0609e9e8b1ac84bee25a671e839efbed

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   215310 2909e42fd4f2895297f901f4f9b494c6

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   215572 ebf8d34e8840e72ca29144dbd9d92818

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   211486 17187753cf81810e7af9c1bd5b2b868b

  IBM S/390 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   208348 eaffa6d4831efd74ff97bb805ddeeb57

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tkmail/tkmail_4.0beta9-8.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   215600 3eec99aff80c9e1ae8a5513c5ce25077


  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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