Debian: htmlheadline insecure temporary files fix
Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Debian Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has discovered multiple insecure uses of temporary files that could lead to overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 622-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 3rd, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : htmlheadline
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1181

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has discovered multiple insecure uses
of temporary files that could lead to overwriting arbitrary files via
a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 21.8-3.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain this package.

We recommend that you upgrade your htmlheadline 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      579 36da72a4ff991d7646a77eb7d8789f8a
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5383 8c098ae1c43cf8f5f702191864e29b84
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42360 319b218bd8c787a1455540a85428adc6

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/htmlheadline/htmlheadline_21.8-3_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44570 c55c6906ba256b1731d8d6c5a151eaf1


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

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