Debian DSA-630-1 : lintian - insecure temporary directory

low Nessus Plugin ID 16127


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered a problem in lintian, the Debian package checker. The program removes the working directory even if it wasn't created at program start, removing an unrelated file or directory a malicious user inserted via a symlink attack.


Upgrade the lintian package.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16127

File Name: debian_DSA-630.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/12/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lintian, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1000

DSA: 630