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Debian: New flamethrower packages fix denial of service

Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink attack. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1676-1                security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           dann frazier
December 01, 2008                   http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : flamethrower (0.1.8-1+etch1)
Vulnerability  : insecure temp file generation
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-5141
Debian Bug     : 506350

Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary
filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink
attack.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
0.1.8-1+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1.8-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your flamethrower 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 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:     3138 f6263743cb41f4f75ab9f4dbc76a71a5
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8.orig.tar.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    23485 04e1b6c5b4e72879e8aa69fcccb0491f
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:      598 4a880e477706f57bcfb806eb46a81922

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/flamethrower/flamethrower_0.1.8-1+etch1_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:    16880 fbc0c1b237503a9d88521b444e4319e0


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

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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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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