Bug 97341 - CAN-2003-0367 tmpfile symlink race in znew
CAN-2003-0367 tmpfile symlink race in znew
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gzip (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Ben Levenson
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename....
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Reported: 2003-06-13 08:44 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-24 16:41:00 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-06-13 08:44:46 EDT
Paul Szabo discovered that znew, a script included in the gzip
package, creates its temporary files without taking precautions to
avoid a symlink attack (CAN-2003-0367).  gzexe had a similar
vulnerability a while ago, CVE-1999-1332.

Not yet investigated if this affects RHL or which versions.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-06-24 16:41:00 EDT
The znew in gzip-1.3.3 does not use /tmp files.

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