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Debian: UPDATED: x-face-el insecure temporary file vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian due to a combination of administrative problems, this advisorywas erroneously released with the identifier "DSA-338-1". DSA-338-1correctly refers to an earlier advisory regarding proftpd.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 340-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
July 6th, 2003                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : x-face-el
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

NOTE: due to a combination of administrative problems, this advisory
was erroneously released with the identifier "DSA-338-1".  DSA-338-1
correctly refers to an earlier advisory regarding proftpd.

x-face-el, a decoder for images included inline in X-Face email
headers, does not take appropriate security precautions when creating
temporary files.  This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and
x-face-el, potentially with contents supplied by the attacker.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.6.19-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.6.23-1.

We recommend that you update your x-face-el package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

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 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      591 f431ba4034b534290d29103076464020
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21268 ba3e6ed17c8c03e8fab969909bcd8572
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80666 b541ab8e216e9df76f45b8b26241debd

  Architecture independent components:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   101882 9773535a2bb5e0ce12c34bb0bd5b351a

  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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