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Debian: New cpio packages fix insecure file permissions Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 664-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 2nd, 2005            
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Package        : cpio
Vulnerability  : broken file permissions
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-1999-1572

It has been discovered, that cpio, a program to manage archives of
files, creates output files with -O and -F with broken permissions due
to a reset zero umask which allows local users to read or overwrite
those files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.2-39woody1

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your cpio package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      549 45ee6d04cffc59c6e0d125ab269d8672
      Size/MD5 checksum:    22965 a5db2ad1ec00b2825bbdf4f0acaf8a84
      Size/MD5 checksum:   181728 3e976db71229d52a8a135540698052df

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    73064 029c7d1de8bff5d6f63c7702455c0e17

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63746 05f2cee18a28822b4fbe0d54f2b0efcf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61382 2011b7b05347a22780fe5a2d2da77923

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    84938 173755073bd59fee905debce08456824

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69512 e950b2aa1f51a0f9412c319888882496

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59714 c6c591c1839c464fb0cb2294d1758875

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69094 8aee70b66943403293252649d4879134

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68806 9e761f1fe3d156c5c557d3a28d51ab37

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    64084 f0fa8bf78610ed20b6135b4c7c04436c

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63866 ba0b403eaee5bcd05d8d0cbf3c48cfcb

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65818 f5e0c10d8e46321e8c584454402512c5

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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