Bug 441877 (CVE-2008-1688)

Summary: CVE-2008-1688 m4: code execution via -F argument
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: vcrhonek
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1688
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-04-10 17:01:00 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-1688 to the following vulnerability:

Unspecified vulnerability in GNU m4 before 1.4.11 might allow
context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code, related to
improper handling of filenames specified with the -F option.  NOTE: it
is not clear when this issue crosses privilege boundaries.


Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-04-15 07:29:29 UTC
Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue.