[Pkg-citadel-devel] Bug#496359: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages

Moritz Muehlenhoff jmm at inutil.org
Tue Aug 26 20:59:28 UTC 2008

tags 496359 confirmed patch

Dmitry E. Oboukhov wrote:
> Package: citadel-server
> Severity: grave
> Hi, maintainer!
> In some packages I've discovered scripts with errors which may be used
> by a user for damaging important system files or user's files.

This can indeed be used for symlink attacks during postinst phase,
attached patch fixes it.

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