Bug 77253

Summary: An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: pythonAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 2.1Keywords: Security
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Description Mark J. Cox 2002-11-04 10:23:30 UTC
Zack Weinberg discovered os._execvpe from os.py in Python 2.2.1 and earlier
creates temporary files with predictable names, which could allow local
users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack.

CAN-2002-1119

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-12 14:41:52 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-048.html