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Debian: cscope insecure temporary file Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian A vulnerability has been discovered in cscope, a program to interactively examine C source code, which may allow local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 610-1                                        Martin Schulze
December 17th, 2004           

Package        : cscope
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0996
BugTraq ID     : 11697
Debian Bug     : 282815

A vulnerability has been discovered in cscope, a program to
interactively examine C source code, which may allow local users to
overwrite files via a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 15.3-1woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 15.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cscope 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:      593 92a1d4fc455afa78d855f61032726cfb
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5750 2e991cad957c7fc76da2f6e05e02162d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   196580 7540514aab8c0a3737ee8dd08a5422ba

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   129904 55a18b826ab935a85ff9b1151d7058cf

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   111498 5da8a35ac3eaba039afa93ac1beba3ae

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   105106 9dc15376b2fafce9a63cdadae3784b35

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148664 9373976f2b1a14a165b71a04c3ed0c99

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   121870 49f6e6a16ad6c9646b18a87790d775ca

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   102290 428a0104834961d7e6fc8935d41653e3

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   119642 358d6239a38bffffc5d767ab3fceb4c4

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   119442 60c6abca0f605bf8efa6e0160716d351

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   114240 00df8d48376af2f93bda799ad9c95e16

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   111110 c50a7ffc138d41c33ad6c7a7e768ff38

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   115174 4e14738f98c36bb1cb7a6d1a63bfc688

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

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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