Debian Security Advisory

DSA-460-1 sysstat -- insecure temporary file

Date Reported:
10 Mar 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 9844.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0108.
More information:

Alan Cox discovered that the isag utility (which graphically displays data collected by the sysstat tools), creates a temporary file without taking proper precautions. This vulnerability could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking isag.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 5.0.1-1.

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

We recommend that you update your sysstat package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

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

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