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Mandrake: eroaster tmp file creation vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake A vulnerability was discovered in eroaster where it does not take any security precautions when creating a temporary file for the lockfile.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           eroaster
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:083
Date:                   August 19th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in eroaster where it does not take any
 security precautions when creating a temporary file for the lockfile.
 This vulnerability could be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with
 the privileges of the user running eroaster.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 381dd0ff7119ea907f3e7c91125ed3d4  corporate/2.1/RPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.noarch.rpm
 859fd6b2fe922be90f2594e4b7e0a8f5  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 381dd0ff7119ea907f3e7c91125ed3d4  9.0/RPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.noarch.rpm
 859fd6b2fe922be90f2594e4b7e0a8f5  9.0/SRPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 24914649a0aefd1733b474e44509baf0  9.1/RPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.noarch.rpm
 859fd6b2fe922be90f2594e4b7e0a8f5  9.1/SRPMS/eroaster-2.1.0-6.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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