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[DSA279] DSA-279-1 metrics

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-279-1 metrics

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Paul Szabo and Matt Zimmerman discovered two similar problems in
metrics, a tools for software metrics. Two scripts in this package,
"halstead" and "gather_stats", open temporary files without taking
appropriate security precautions. "halstead" is installed as a user
program, while "gather_stats" is only used in an auxiliary script
included in the source code. These vulnerabilities could permit a
local attacker to overwrite files owned by the user running the
scripts, including root.
The stable distribution (woody) is not affected since it doesn't
contain a metrics package anymore.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 1.0-1.1.
The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected since it doesn't
contain a metrics package anymore.
We recommend that you upgrade your metrics package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-279
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7293

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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