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USN-1591-1: xdiagnose update

2 October 2012

3rd party applications using xdiagnose could potentially be made to overwrite files.

Releases

Packages

Details

Alec Warner discovered that xdiagnose improperly handled temporary files
in welcome.py when creating user-initiated archive files. While failsafeX
does not use the vulnerable code, this update removes this functionality to
protect any 3rd party applications which import the vulnerable code. In the
default Ubuntu installation, this should be prevented by the Yama link
restrictions.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.