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Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-362-1] New mindi packages fix insecure temporary file creation

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 362-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
August 2nd, 2003              
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Package        : mindi
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0617

mindi, a program for creating boot/root disks, does not take
appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files.  This
bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with
the privileges of the user running mindi.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.58.r5-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
Refer to Debian bug #203825.

We recommend that you update your mindi package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      572 0e37c6cec0b2d159b9cbc4f034500aaf
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7002 4df22a6fad88ee1742594a814af88468
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3579919 c835aafbb37ad2e78a74fe77e1f24d4b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3572896 6d21a43c420d9b15e108f5a8e11f3522

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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