[Full-Disclosure] [SECURITY] [DSA-340-1] New x-face-el packages fix insecure temporary file creation

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Date: 07/07/03

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    Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 20:54:04 -0400
    
    

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 340-1 security@debian.org
    http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
    July 6th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package : x-face-el
    Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type : local
    Debian-specific: no

    NOTE: due to a combination of administrative problems, this advisory
    was erroneously released with the identifier "DSA-338-1". DSA-338-1
    correctly refers to an earlier advisory regarding proftpd.

    x-face-el, a decoder for images included inline in X-Face email
    headers, does not take appropriate security precautions when creating
    temporary files. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite
    arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and
    x-face-el, potentially with contents supplied by the attacker.

    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.6.19-1woody1.

    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.6.23-1.

    We recommend that you update your x-face-el 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/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum: 591 f431ba4034b534290d29103076464020
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 21268 ba3e6ed17c8c03e8fab969909bcd8572
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 80666 b541ab8e216e9df76f45b8b26241debd

      Architecture independent components:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/x-face-el/x-face-el_1.3.6.19-1woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 101882 9773535a2bb5e0ce12c34bb0bd5b351a

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

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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
    Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/>
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