Debian Security Advisory
DSA-1676-1 flamethrower -- insecure temp file generation
- Date Reported:
- 01 Dec 2008
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 506350.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-5141.
- More information:
Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that flamethrower creates predictable temporary filenames, which may lead to a local denial of service through a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.8-1+etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.1.8-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your flamethrower package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.