Debian Security Advisory DSA 615-1 (debmake)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:56:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the debstd script from debmake, a deprecated helper Linux Distribution Package for Debian packaging, created temporary directories in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the victim. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.10.woody.1. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.7. We recommend that you upgrade your debmake Linux Distribution Package.

The remote host is missing an update to debmake announced via advisory DSA 615-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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