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Bug 253541 - (CVE-2007-4462) CVE-2007-4462 New release of po4a fixes insecure /tmp file usage
CVE-2007-4462 New release of po4a fixes insecure /tmp file usage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: po4a (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Axel Thimm
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-20 10:41 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.32-4.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-08-24 01:37:12 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-20 10:41:03 EDT
Description of problem:

The new release of po4a fixes a potential security problem (information leak)
due to use of predictable name in /tmp. This line in
po4a-0.29/lib/Locale/Po4a/Po.pm file is problematic:

 454             $pores->write("/tmp/gettextization.failed.po");

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A CVE name for this issue has been requested.
Reference to Gentoo Bugzilla: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189440
Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-21 16:48:19 EDT
Mitre assigned the identifier CVE-2007-4462 to this issue.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-08-24 01:37:07 EDT
po4a-0.32-4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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