Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128693
CAN-2004-0689 Predictable temporary filenames
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
Andrew Tuitt reported that versions of KDE up to and including 3.2.3
create temporary directories with predictable names. A local attacker
could prevent KDE applications from functioning correctly or overwrite
files owned by other users by creating malicious symlinks. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CAN-2004-0689 to this issue.
This issue is embargoed until August 11th at 1400 UTC
This issue affects RHEL2.1 and RHEL3, updated packages have been built
and are awaiting QA.
We've scrapped those packages and are rebuilding with the frame
injection fix included.
Embargo is lifted, making this public.
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.