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Debian: New gsambad packages fix unsafe temporary files Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that gsambad, a GTK+ configuration tool for samba, uses temporary files in an unsafe manner which may be exploited to truncate arbitary files from the local system.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1327                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
July 01, 2007
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Package        : gsambad
Vulnerability  : insecurity temporary files
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-2838


Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that gsambad,
a GTK+ configuration tool for samba, uses temporary files in an unsafe
manner which may be exploited to truncate arbitary files from the local
system.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1.4-2etch1.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your gsambad 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 4.0 alias etch
- -------------------------------

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    24766 8ac63c3ecf53c7243f6f8675d3e2bb48
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      609 35dc69c7f48b6b327b782d310037eac6
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   385776 ced255218e024b43de6d42c9fc1653d2

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   109878 5aadc8c608d516df18c4bffb0cee70a9

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    92416 9f332e4530c72917193402535c9f83e4

arm architecture (ARM)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    88570 7f540eb27987fe1d8130279f1a3f41e1

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    93918 4f47a220caba72b7daadf205545dd214

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:   120170 68f5483b3c10a787b7d8c6f3a7a39a34

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_mipsel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    87426 7f4408ddd5cb502067dcea364344cfe8

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    92822 4995be1a528256e86bb254dee1b0cc0f

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    85148 8ad37130b346472026e0171d09036729

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gsambad/gsambad_0.1.4-2etch1_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    87174 b4a354e57e38c7dcaad14bff8a183975


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
 
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