Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2147-1 pimd -- insecure temporary files

Date Reported:
16 Jan 2011
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-0007.
More information:

Vincent Bernat discovered that pimd, a multicast routing daemon, creates files with predictable names upon the receipt of particular signals.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-alpha29.17-8.1lenny1.

The testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid) will receive updates shortly.

We recommend that you upgrade your pimd packages.

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