Debian Security Advisory
DSA-1674-1 jailer -- insecure temp file generation
- Date Reported:
- 30 Nov 2008
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 410548.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-5139.
- More information:
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that updatejail, a component of the chroot maintenance tool Jailer, creates a predictable temporary file name, which may lead to local denial of service through a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.4-9+etch1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.4-10.
We recommend that you upgrade your jailer package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.