Originally Published: Saturday, 21 August 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

New versions of man2html fixes postinst glitch

Former versions of man2html uses a static file in /tmp for writing. This can lead into overwriting system files if a malicious user has created a symbolic link to it before upgrading man2html.

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[In a post from the Debian Security Team]

Former versions of man2html uses a static file in /tmp for writing. This can lead into overwriting system files if a malicious user has created a symbolic link to it before upgrading man2html.

We recommend you upgrade your man2html package as soon as possible.

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink --------------------------------

Source archives:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1.diff.gz MD5 checksum: 53cdbc6fbe63572343ae3d614231d645 ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1.dsc MD5 checksum: d2b1dad5ea16a1b108922d0d5141c2d3

Alpha architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1_alpha.deb MD5 checksum: 20c0e49d6f2103d826c1672f6413e6a1

Intel ia32 architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1_i386.deb MD5 checksum: 0a34bb26fbdae8aba227975fb7d36431

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1_m68k.deb MD5 checksum: 86a22c1e1710fccdd8734b24aa035bc0

Sun Sparc architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates/man2html_1.5-18.1_sparc.deb MD5 checksum: bc15c8fa1ce8c0e1741c932d5d88ef9a

Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias potato --------------------------------------

Source archives:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/doc/man2html_1.5-19.diff.gz MD5 checksum: a0d8f044c5738f9a3d3fd5b55bdc4280 ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/doc/man2html_1.5-19.dsc MD5 checksum: 276dc18f9c007d800e280254a75eb304 ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/source/doc/man2html_1.5.orig.tar.gz MD5 checksum: 2fc4ee65395122b5552473cd62876924

Alpha architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-alpha/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: 27c65533b58d2efa66f6ad03190aaa40

ARM architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-arm/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: 18b931be845fe4ddd9effac130f27ae5

Intel ia32 architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: 10317d451398a9c265a11ffc6c7abd78

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-m68k/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: a163020946de9839ab2f6dbf0fa3cf25

PowerPC architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-powerpc/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: 5f856e95c642bdacc4c4389996c6ab60

Sun Sparc architecture:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-sparc/doc/man2html_1.5-19.deb MD5 checksum: 4f2feb56b87792e00c5525ed889cc541

-- Debian GNU/Linux . Security Managers . security@debian.org debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Christian Hudon . Wichert Akkerman . Martin Schulze . .





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