Bug 332881 - (CVE-2007-5377) CVE-2007-5377 emacs tramp unsafe temporary file usage
CVE-2007-5377 emacs tramp unsafe temporary file usage
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
source=cve,reported=20071011,public=2...
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Reported: 2007-10-15 13:39 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2014-08-20 16:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-16 10:19:33 EDT
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Description Tomas Hoger 2007-10-15 13:39:21 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-5377 to the following vulnerability:

The (1) tramp-make-temp-file and (2) tramp-make-tramp-temp-file functions in Tramp 2.1.10 extension for Emacs, and possibly earlier 2.1.x versions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

References:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194713
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-10/msg00132.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-10/msg00158.html
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2007-10-16 10:19:33 EDT
This problem was introduced by CVS commit:

http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/emacs/emacs/lisp/net/tramp.el?view=log#rev1.142

Version of emacs currently shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora are
not affected by this problem.

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