Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1187-1 migrationtools -- insecure temporary files

Date Reported:
30 Sep 2006
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 338920.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2006-0512.
More information:

Jason Hoover discovered that migrationtools, a collection of scripts to migrate user data to LDAP creates several temporary files insecurely, which might lead to denial of service through a symlink attack.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 46-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 46-2.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your migrationtools package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:

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