Debian: New vdr packages fix insecure file access
Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Debian Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit Team has discovered that the vdr daemon which is used for video disk recorders for DVB cards can overwrite arbitrary files.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 656-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 25th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : vdr
Vulnerability  : insecure file access
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0071

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit Team has
discovered that the vdr daemon which is used for video disk recorders
for DVB cards can overwrite arbitrary files.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.0-1woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.6-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your vdr 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/v/vdr/vdr_1.0.0-1woody2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      580 b948b3b68a18e5f909dd9479a9841f8a
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr_1.0.0-1woody2.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   431964 3e2a7e792b21258a56bfb54ff7aee702

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr_1.0.0-1woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68802 a881e0f34fdf75cbb9444221412f29e3
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr-daemon_1.0.0-1woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   151954 a43a1eba9ed48ca81f4953cc2bb17236
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr-kbd_1.0.0-1woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   152562 37f7d263a57337e6a5087944e15e9f46
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr-lirc_1.0.0-1woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   153020 1b08452b0cb57abe74024521fbca4c32
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/v/vdr/vdr-rcu_1.0.0-1woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   154642 b0f7570129a1cd8c0594258750207cba


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

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