Originally Published: Tuesday, 22 February 2000 Author: Derrick H. Lewis
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Debian Security Advisory: New version of 'make'

The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a race condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make used mktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a known potential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.

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Debian Security Advisory: New version of 'make' released Feb 22, 2000, 00:31 UTC (0 Talkbacks) (Other stories by Aleph One)

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 10:38:30 -0800 From: Aleph One aleph1@UNDERGROUND.ORG To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM Subject: [Debian] New version of make released

Debian Security Advisory security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Wichert Akkerman February 20, 2000

Package: make Vulnerability type: symlink attack Debian-specific: no

The make package as shipped in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 is vulnerable to a race condition that can be exploited with a symlink attack. make used mktemp while creating temporary files in /tmp. and that is a known potential security hole, as documented in the man page of mktemp.

This has been fixed in version 3.77-5slink. We recommend you upgrade your make package immediately.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola 680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

Source archives: http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77.orig.tar.gz MD5Dum: b8264b1f8579d810a6de5db634aeafe4 http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.diff.gz MD5Dum: 4cf0016add45fb2bb1986cdcf3df4df2 http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/make_3.77-5slink.dsc MD5Dum: 351d1492a17cd4b38f522037a2714a86

Alpha architecture: http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/make_3.77-5slink_alpha.deb MD5Dum: a253a6d897edbc163595dbedefbfd8bc

Intel ia32 architecture: http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/make_3.77-5slink_i386.deb MD5Dum: 78367bf9f0d309d732eaa57bc9008462

Motorola 680x0 architecture: http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/make_3.77-5slink_m68k.deb MD5Dum: 678955fdde1a099db1ac7719e7026cbc

Sun Sparc architecture: http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/make_3.77-5slink_sparc.deb MD5Dum: 87b8ff54ca2f9c1113349da5cf591331

Architecture independent archive (for completeness): http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-all/make-doc_3.77-5slink_all.deb MD5Dum: cb63706913f8202c52ead1031a8494dc

These files will be moved into ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/





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