Bug 98817 - CAN-2003-0440 semi has tmp file vulnerability
CAN-2003-0440 semi has tmp file vulnerability
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: semi (Show other bugs)
2.1
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/d...
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Reported: 2003-07-09 03:24 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-02 15:53:59 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2003-07-09 03:24:26 EDT
Description of problem:
CAN-2003-0440

Quoting from DSA-339-1:

semi, a MIME library for GNU Emacs, does not take appropriate
security precautions when creating temporary files.  This bug could
potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the
privileges of the user running Emacs and semi, potentially with
contents supplied by the attacker.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
semi-1.14.3
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-07-09 06:43:36 EDT
Affects: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Affects: 2.1AS 2.1AW 2.1ES 2.1WS
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-07-11 04:46:33 EDT
RHSA-2003:231 in progress
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-10-02 15:53:59 EDT
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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-231.html

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