Package : libmail-audit-perl
Vulnerability : insecure temporay file createion
Problem type : local
CVE ID : CVE-2005-4536
Debian Bug : 344029
The former update caused temporary files to be created in the current
working directory due to a wrong function argument. This update will
create temporary files in the users home directory if HOME is set or
in the common temporary directory otherwise, usually /tmp. For
completeness below is a copy of the original advisory text:
Niko Tyni discovered that the Mail::Audit module, a Perl library
for creating simple mail filters, logs to a temporary file with a
predictable filename in an insecure fashion when logging is turned
on, which is not the case by default.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libmail-audit-perl package.
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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:
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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