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Fedora: Xboard predictable file-write exploit Print E-mail
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Fedora XBoard 4.2.6 and older contains a script which writes to a file in /tmp with a predictable filename. Malicious users could use this vulnerability to force XBoard users to overwrite any file writableby them.

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2003-031
2003-12-04
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Name        : xboard
Version     : 4.2.7
Release     : 1
Summary     : An X Window System graphical chessboard.
Description :
Xboard is an X Window System based graphical chessboard which can be
used with the GNUchess and Crafty chess programs, with Internet Chess
Servers (ICSs), with chess via email, or with your own saved games.

Install the xboard package if you need a graphical chessboard.

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Update Information:

XBoard 4.2.6 and older contains a script which writes to a file in 
/tmp with a predictable filename. Malicious users could use this 
vulnerability to force XBoard users to overwrite any file writable
by them.
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* Thu Dec 04 2003 Karsten Hopp <karsten@Red Hat.de> 4.2.7-1

- update to 4.2.7

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This update can be downloaded from:
   http://download.fedora.Red Hat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/1/

c9ee7f4bfdc30da49d4e4e968baf4512  SRPMS/xboard-4.2.7-1.src.rpm
ed2216de0ce24bf9d18423e5eb94d734  i386/xboard-4.2.7-1.i386.rpm
c22f3442cbd928378ace8d4aaaf4681f  i386/debug/xboard-debuginfo-4.2.7-1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.
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