Debian: 'ed' vulnerability
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Debian Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool)created temporary files unsafely.

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Debian Security Advisory 001-1                       security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
November 29, 2000
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Package        : ed
Problem type   : symlink attack
Debian-specific: no

Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool)
created temporary files unsafely. This has been fixed in version
0.2-18.1.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2-18.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 8f5e75fa0f1a8bcb5b2543aae5959701
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2-18.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 311df85a3e80149b92f9070301eae1b9
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/ed_0.2.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: ddd57463774cae9b50e70cd51221281b

  Alpha architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/ed_0.2-18.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 36c073a80dd76df83d340208eaf890bf

  ARM architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/ed_0.2-18.1_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 73ffc5a13a0bc48f1a323cf84311caeb

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/ed_0.2-18.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: bb6dbb9648a71c56d2cf1eb353407acf

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/ed_0.2-18.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5bc6b3054a5c995656153aa1b9e5509b

  PowerPC architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/ed_0.2-18.1_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: caf9df91afac75c11264d1ebb70e56cb

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/ed_0.2-18.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: a940e903a4e3ae47dfbe5e5bc953e423

  These files will be moved into
   ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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