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Debian: New gtkdiskfree packages fix insecure temporary file

Eric Romang discovered that gtkdiskfree, a GNOME program that shows free and used space on filesystems, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion. Fixed packages are available from .
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 822-1                                        Martin Schulze
September 29th, 2005          
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Package        : gtkdiskfree
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file creation
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2918

Eric Romang discovered that gtkdiskfree, a GNOME program that shows
free and used space on filesystems, creates a temporary file in an
insecure fashion.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain the gtkdiskfree

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9.3-4sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your gtkdiskfree 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      621 0bd28c26695d9fccf914ab1e377909b2
      Size/MD5 checksum:    16542 ae45c717d4ae1b818444129e16c233cb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   255601 66218fc425da0a2c42adfcb9914dd641

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    98940 1b26a54bae0be826495264be3b7b82e6

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    94194 bfb1876fa331f1ae9cb0298c28ffe4c5

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    89044 1e857eadbbe706b8e225b2cb01d45490

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90816 d4acc02866f01c1a8b730f415bdb0336

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   104408 459cf724e9f5577d4fda6a789c9a90bb

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    94946 7e14aaa69a7e846d77c96b84f9c5c025

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    88688 a9a9de28ad819007aa994944c20e523c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90530 7e553dc962f250a16cfe10512c9b458c

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    88680 2069bcc94c615cc7b7862469ad7f25eb

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    93076 8b4dc0bedd12247019212ece8466154d

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    94662 ec49c801f4c1637e43324ff161ac58ea

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90310 d1bc24a8debc839678181bc842a5b047

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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