Debian Security Advisory

DSA-907-1 ipmenu -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
23 Nov 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 244709.
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 10269.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-2569.
More information:

Akira Yoshiyama noticed that ipmenu, an cursel iptables/iproute2 GUI, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion allowing a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files utilising a symlink attack.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.3-4woody1

The stable distribution (sarge) does not contain the ipmenu package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.3-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your ipmenu package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:

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