Package : scrollkeeper Vulnerability : insecure temporary file creation Problem-Type : local Debian-specific: no CVE Id : CAN-2002-0662
Spybreak discovered a problem in scrollkeeper, a free electronic cataloging system for documentation. The scrollkeeper-get-cl program creates temporary files in an insecure manner in /tmp using guessable filenames. Since scrollkeeper is called automatically when a user logs into a Gnome session, an attacker with local access can easily create and overwrite files as another user.
This problem has been fixed in version 0.3.6-3.1 for the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.3.11-2 for the unstable distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected, since it doesn't contain the scrollkeeper package.
We recommend that you upgrade your scrollkeeper packages immediately.
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 --------------------------------