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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 09:02:08 +0200
From: Tomas Hoger <>
        "Steven M. Christey"
Subject: Re: CVE id request: comix

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:40:37 +0200 Nico Golde
<> wrote:
> comix is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via crafted 
> file names.
> I confirmed this using comix\"\;echo\ owned\>bla\;ls\ \"
> as a simple reroducer.

According to the feedback Fedora maintainer got from new upstream,
comix 3.x is mostly dead and upstream is focused on re-written version
4.  See for
upstream reply.

That BZ also has some comments on the insecure temporary file usage
reported to Debian BTS.  And also notes that comix is likely an app
where unfixed tarfile python module may bite back.

As for comix vs. comicthumb, I guess once CVE id is sufficient.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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