Debian Security Advisory

DSA-366-1 eroaster -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
05 Aug 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 8350.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0656.
More information:

eroaster, a frontend for burning CD-R media using cdrecord, does not take appropriate security precautions when creating a temporary file for use as a lockfile. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running eroaster.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.0-0.5-1.

We recommend that you update your eroaster package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.