Debian Security Advisory
DSA-633-1 bmv -- insecure temporary file
- Date Reported:
- 11 Jan 2005
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0014.
- More information:
Peter Samuelson, upstream maintainer of bmv, a PostScript viewer for SVGAlib, discovered that temporary files are created in an insecure fashion. A malicious local user could cause arbitrary files to be overwritten by a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-14.2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2-17.
We recommend that you upgrade your bmv packages.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)
- Intel IA-32:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.