Debian Security Advisory

DSA-325-1 eldav -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
19 Jun 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 7987.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0438.
More information:

eldav, a WebDAV client for Emacs, creates temporary files without taking appropriate security precautions. This vulnerability could be exploited by a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs and eldav.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.0.20020411-1woody1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain an eldav package.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.2-1.

We recommend that you update your eldav package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:

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