Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1035-1 fcheck -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
15 Apr 2006
Affected Packages:
fcheck
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-1753.
More information:

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that a cronjob contained in fcheck, a file integrity checker, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.59-7sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.59-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your fcheck package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Source:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.dsc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1.diff.gz
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59.orig.tar.gz
Architecture-independent component:
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/fcheck/fcheck_2.7.59-7sarge1_all.deb

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