Debian Security Advisory
DSA-1216-1 flexbackup -- insecure temporary file
- Date Reported:
- 20 Nov 2006
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 334350.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-4802.
- More information:
Eric Romang discovered that the flexbackup backup tool creates temporary files in an insecure manner, which allows denial of service through a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.1-2sarge1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.1-3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.1-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your flexbackup package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.