[SECURITY] [DSA 256-1] New mhc-utils packages fix predictable temporary file

From: Martin Schulze (joey@infodrom.org)
Date: 02/28/03

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 256-1 security@debian.org
    http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
    February 28th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package : mhc
    Vulnerability : insecure temporary file
    Problem-Type : local
    Debian-specific: no

    It has been discovered that adb2mhc from the mhc-utils package. The
    default temporary directory uses a predictable name. This adds a
    vulnerability that allows a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary
    files the users has write permissions for.

    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.25+20010625-7.1.

    For the old stable distribution (potato) does not contain mhc
    packages.

    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.25+20030224-1.

    We recommend that you upgrade your mhc-utils packages.

    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/m/mhc/mhc_0.25+20010625-7.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum: 617 fc3098663e051e20fed88ee8e7a7bfbd
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc_0.25+20010625-7.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 14493 ac68647bb9aed85ce74037b5eb306b54
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc_0.25+20010625.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 208318 2233746036919a421f7f291625761823

      Architecture independent components:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc_0.25+20010625-7.1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 147808 c5f128fe3d1d2a9b643874f78d40a5ab

      Alpha architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 91336 07930235dbf263b9b87e89b28725e1ed

      ARM architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89882 95393dceb844b1e1b5c7abe8e1391ed9

      Intel IA-32 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89500 95b17072c6f272a7cf3613eaec4daf94

      Intel IA-64 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 96796 21fed065479b00474369ffa64cbd2537

      HP Precision architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 92072 56854ee04eadb0e6cf6dea106d54ccdf

      Motorola 680x0 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89842 b8ea321b3b85af7f6ccaa1a73a1ad3d3

      Big endian MIPS architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89846 26cc8298c8012004f4a7d3561b8c0a76

      Little endian MIPS architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89738 3f224d8ed5bfc46311d3b725849d8d6f

      PowerPC architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 89820 05aced4ba0ba537d8de38339b5a44f08

      IBM S/390 architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 90426 ed10fcd3f89b6fbd9a40b52ead00df17

      Sun Sparc architecture:

        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mhc/mhc-utils_0.25+20010625-7.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 90140 53a151508170f3ca559a093f6331c357

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

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