CVE-2001-1593

NameCVE-2001-1593
DescriptionThe tempname_ensure function in lib/routines.h in a2ps 4.14 and earlier, as used by the spy_user function and possibly other functions, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2892-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs737385
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
a2ps (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze1:4.14-1.1+deb6u1fixed
wheezy, wheezy (security)1:4.14-1.1+deb7u1fixed
sid, jessie1:4.14-1.3fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
a2pssource(unstable)1:4.14-1.2low737385
a2pssourcesqueeze1:4.14-1.1+deb6u1lowDSA-2892-1
a2pssourcewheezy1:4.14-1.1+deb7u1lowDSA-2892-1

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