Bug 1060632 - a2ps: insecure temporary file use [fedora-all]
Summary: a2ps: insecure temporary file use [fedora-all]
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: a2ps
Version: 20
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2001-1593
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-03 06:27 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Release Note
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Last Closed: 2014-02-03 15:42:42 UTC
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Description Murray McAllister 2014-02-03 06:27:03 UTC
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Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-02-03 06:27:18 UTC
Please use the following update submission link to create the Bodhi
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Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2014-02-03 15:42:42 UTC
Not affected. This has been fixed since 2001 due to a2ps-4.13-security.patch being applied. This patch changes tempname_ensure() so that mkstemp() is used rather than tempnam().

It looks like this was the original patch:

* Fri Jan 05 2001 Preston Brown <pbrown>
- security patch for tmpfile creation from Olaf Kirch <okir>

followed the next month by a fix to that patch:

* Mon Feb 12 2001 Tim Waugh <twaugh>
- Fix tmpfile security patch so that it actually _works_ (bug #27155).

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