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Debian: skk insecure tmp file vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian skk does not take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 343-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
July 8th, 2003                 
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Package        : skk, ddskk
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no

skk (Simple Kana to Kanji conversion program), 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 skk.

ddskk is derived from the same code, and contains the same bug.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
skk version 10.62a-4woody1 and ddskk version 11.6.rel.0-2woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
ddskk version 12.1.cvs.20030622-1, and skk will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your skk and ddskk 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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      650 4dfedc401e846e185a14bf86e12dde82
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10343 4e2d9a337118252422803eb5b5c13cc0
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2952817 30bacbe572adf5c353bc65348ef7f2e4
      Size/MD5 checksum:      651 7386dc3f171c6620065ed32bea7a61c8
      Size/MD5 checksum:     8684 2c345b4c6979509cd92ac2e411ae0825
      Size/MD5 checksum:   583049 9c4b78ae5a5b9ca02d0cd450c0f01c47

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   314864 7bc8fb95fb95c886377cc0eafd4f8281

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    14664 95cadc075d8daa920f018b4dec830761

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12804 662ab1f2f69117112b7b8da543d04adf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12322 0ff353139210f243e35ed6c275f7da98

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    16880 32cfed0ae347a436790c364204a61e6b

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13788 d2389fb2860653e0ef8bc72b314a87fb

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12076 36963139b8c6a2f310e254c214958d7f

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13328 94b05baa358a3fda8d096c2f4f1d894c

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13326 5c0f5fa48cef96b37ae66a1b7cecf8e2

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12868 34eaf4315a5a358d84b5860a051d8563

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13280 0c989e849f3dcdc14b26d4a25557d00f

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15714 7a75008647a0d60f5fd2910bb69baffa

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   488140 1a0a928861d148ae1dc005ecf50303dd

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

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

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