Debian Security Advisory
DSA-1269-1 lookup-el -- insecure temporary file
- Date Reported:
- 18 Mar 2007
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-0237.
- More information:
Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered that Lookup, a search interface to electronic dictionaries on emacsen, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion when the ndeb-binary feature is used, which allows a local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-3sarge1.
For the testing distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-5.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your lookup-el package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.