Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1395-1 xen-utils -- insecure temporary files

Date Reported:
25 Oct 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 447795.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-3919.
More information:

Steve Kemp from the Debian Security Audit project discovered that xen-utils, a collection of XEN administrative tools, used temporary files insecurely within the xenmon tool allowing local users to truncate arbitrary files.

For the old stable distribution (sarge) this package was not present.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.3-0-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xen-3.0 package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:

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