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Debian: New eldav packages fix insecure temporary file creation

eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs and eldav. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 325-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
June 19th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : eldav
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0438

eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without
taking appropriate security precautions.  This vulnerability could be
exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the
privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.0.20020411-1woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an eldav
package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.7.2-1.

We recommend that you update your eldav 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/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      592 9dd06517b53570a595d5c368924ceda1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3814 c4400b418452e1aea9a115a2af82e1aa
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12319 3b62e4b9b05eb1c8ef27e9f5d3b98db2

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/eldav/eldav_0.0.20020411-1woody1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15546 5dc5beca6a1c57b5a4b32968ebc07da4

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