Debian Security Advisory
DSA-325-1 eldav -- insecure temporary file
- Date Reported:
- 19 Jun 2003
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 7987.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0438.
- More information:
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.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.