Bug 77253 - An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-04 05:23 EST by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-12 09:41:52 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox 2002-11-04 05:23:30 EST
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.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-12 09:41:52 EST
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.


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