Debian: New f2c packages fix insecure temporary files
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 661-2                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 20th, 2005                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : f2c
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary files
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0017

Dan McMahill noticed that our our advisory DSA 661-1 did not correct
the multiple insecure files problem, hence, this update.  For
completeness below is the original advisory text:

  Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña from the Debian Security Audit project
  discovered that f2c and fc, which are both part of the f2c package, a
  fortran 77 to C/C++ translator, open temporary files insecurely and
  are hence vulnerable to a symlink attack.  The Common
  Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
  vulnerabilities:

  CAN-2005-0017

      Multiple insecure temporary files in the f2c translator.

For the stable distribution (woody) and all others including testing
this problem has been fixed in version 20010821-3.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your f2c 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/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      519 9b2bb4378799e59604236b0b3ac9d071
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28846 2d49723d6a8e1ea4f67737dd031d34c0
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   416017 f2527aed84c8db35c883615c3b9b8511

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   524226 0f5c34632212482cf65bb34353e8a22d

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470606 c6dd76b690a83e375f8c921d2b871b6e

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   423136 d1d1523248bc0da3216c9361e3674b6c

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   678896 8f1fff444a7c3f19d0928b932c170b53

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   493478 add18234ac7c933ab0200fb31a085048

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   407490 4767c71a54b67e19d6039afa3e272f7b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   482944 8efcba5fae72fac7afdaa21985a24201

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   481100 0f45588cacac79ee241319f4a83fcb42

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   455566 1b8f4f055268a71e99bd39ecc952cbef

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   446284 333d26b19a55a4b564ba927cd5e689db

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/f2c/f2c_20010821-3.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   467270 743a0e4974deed21925aba2900942338


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

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