Bug 98817 - CAN-2003-0440 semi has tmp file vulnerability
Summary: CAN-2003-0440 semi has tmp file vulnerability
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: semi   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: noarch
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jens Petersen
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URL: http://www.debian.org/security/2003/d...
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2003-07-09 07:24 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-02 19:53:59 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:231 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: semi security update 2003-10-02 04:00:00 UTC

Description Jens Petersen 2003-07-09 07:24:26 UTC
Description of problem:

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.

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Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-07-09 10:43:36 UTC
Affects: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Affects: 2.1AS 2.1AW 2.1ES 2.1WS

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-07-11 08:46:33 UTC
RHSA-2003:231 in progress

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-10-02 19:53:59 UTC
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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