Debian Security Advisory
DSA-679-1 toolchain-source -- insecure temporary files
- Date Reported:
- 14 Feb 2005
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-0159.
- More information:
Sean Finney discovered several insecure temporary file uses in toolchain-source, the GNU binutils and GCC source code and scripts. These bugs can lead a local attacker with minimal knowledge to trick the admin into overwriting arbitrary files via a symlink attack. The problems exist inside the Debian-specific tpkg-* scripts.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.4-1woody1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 3.4-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your toolchain-source package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.