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Debian: New module-assistant package fixes insecure temporary file

Eduard Bloch discovered that a rule file in module-assistant, a tool to ease the creation of module packages, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion. It is usually executed from other packages as well. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 867-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
October 20th, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : module-assistant
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-3121

Eduard Bloch discovered that a rule file in module-assistant, a tool
to ease the creation of module packages, creates a temporary file in
an insecure fashion.  It is usually executed from other packages as
well.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a module-assistant
package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.10.

We recommend that you upgrade your module-assistant 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      547 8b180e18564389093ca82a9269996187
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    72635 3ca34cff020ac117570a1fdb05626512

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/module-assistant/module-assistant_0.9sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    71812 a793ec02a1d6a0514c7239085403a1b7


  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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